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Read about rainforest plants in the books above and at http://mbgnet.mobot.org/sets/rforest/plants/index.htm

Using the small photos at the back of the One Small Square book, make small matchbooks with the picture on the front and the name inside.

Make a large pocket that looks like Jan Brett’s Umbrella.  Using the images on www.janbrett.com, print all the rainforest animals introduced in the umbrella.  Cut and color them (just print in the size to fit in your pocket, not mural size).  Then, on the reverse, write five fast facts about the animal.

Visit the Baltimore Aquarium.  The third floor is the rainforest.

Make a terrarium to demonstrate the recycling of water.

Complete a webquest: http://its.guilford.k12.nc.us/webquests/rforest/rforest.htm

   http://www.spa3.k12.sc.us/WebQuests/Rainforests/   this one is for older students

http://www.pbs.org/journeyintoamazonia/explorer.html  Play the interactive game at PBS.  Lots of info on the related pages.

Layered book. Draw a picture of the rainforest on a piece of paper folded vertically.  Represent the canopy layer, the understory layer, the herbaceous layer and the forest floor.  Cut at each layer and open the flap; under each flap write a narration about that layer. [There is a graphic for this in the Evan-Moor science book. DIY option: print an image of the canopy layers from google, cut and paste onto the appropriate layers]

Canopy layer: bromeliads and canopy animals

Understory layer:  useful plants of the understory bamboo and palm

the herbaceous layer: house plants from the rainforest

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