Natural landscapes on earth - tropical rain forests

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Thijs Kuiper
Intern at the geography section

I'll take over some of your lessons

Today I'll leave 5-10 minutes earlier and Mrs. Jansen will take over

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What is this?

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Arapaima. Can grow up to 3 meters and 200 kg. Endemic species of Brazilian rain forests.

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This chapter is about natural landscapes

An example of one of those landscapes is the tropical rain forest

What other kind of landscapes can you think about?

What do you know about the tropical rain forest?
Who's ever been to one?

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At the end of this lesson.. will know the
main points crucial to rain forests

Let's go!

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Bwindi impenetrable forest - Uganda

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Tropical rain forest

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Mountain gorillas - few are left

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Male silverback

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The Bwindi rain forest..

..has a steady temperature of around 27 degrees celcius
..gets 1400-1900 mm of rainfall every year

Common for tropical rain forests!

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Let's do some reading!
Textbook page 30
Top left
"Tropical rain forests"

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The 4 main points about tropical rainforests
You should take notes of this:

1) They're in the tropics. The tropics are close to the equator, between 23.5 degrees northern and southern latitude. Temperature is 25-30 degrees celcius year round + around 2000 mm of rainfall a year
2) Rain forests are heterogeneous forests
3) Vegetation (plants) grow in different layers
4) Plants and trees are green year round

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Let's do some work!

Chapter 2, paragraph 1: Living in the Amazon

1, 2, 5 and 6

For question 1 you will need an Atlas

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Please sum up the 4 main points about tropical rain forests

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Homework next week
Questions 1,2,5,6 (if not finished yet)

Next week we'll go from very warm to very cold natural landscapes!

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