World Rainforest Day - 22nd June
This day founded by the Rainforest Partnership highlights the work of this global movement to protect and restore rainforests.
The activities highlighted here cover those suitable for primary which include:
- looking at the both tropical and temperate rainforest habitats
- studying and classifying the biodiversity
- looking at how human behavior is affecting the rainforest and the creatures that live within it.
In addition there are a series of resources from Science and Plants in Schools looking at plant growth and life cycles. The 'Make a game project' from Barefoot Computing asks pupils to design a rainforest themed game using Scratch.
For secondary pupils there are additional resources looking at useful products from the rainforest and the consequences of changes in a rainforest habitat.
Produced by ARKive, these materials include a series of activities that introduce children to the plants and animals of the temperate rainforest in the Pacific Northwest (USA). Children conduct a hands-on investigation of the living things in a small local ecosystem, catalogue their findings and then compare their...
What is the common link between chocolate biscuits and orangutans? In this activity aimed at ages 8-9, children learn about rainforests, their location, structure and some of the animals and plants that live in them. They look at rainforests in Sumatra and how deforestation has occurred in order to grow oil palm...
In this multi-lesson project pupils design and code a computer game. It uses a rainforest theme but can be adapted to any topic, with learners of varying age or ability.
The project includes:
- Decomposition of the elements of a game
- Designing the game
- Creating assets for the...
This Nuffield Primary Science book is for use with the Variety of Life topic. It consists of 11 colourful, and highly illustrated, double-page spreads aimed at students aged 7-9. The book ends with a glossary and index....