the forest floor: soil nutrients, leaching and recycling
How Monkey’s Make Chocolate – read to learn about rainforest products and medicines. Can make a two flap shutterfold bk as shown. (fold in half to center, cut away top half inch and label Food – Products. Can cut and paste small graphics to front flaps. Under each side flap make lists)
Points to Ponder for Older children:
Make a four flap shutter book detailing the four causes of rainforest deforestation:
Population pressure and land distribution problems
Agriculture: crops and ranching
Make another shutter fold book detailing effects of Tropical Rainforest Deforestation
Loss of biodiversity
practical implications (e.g. medicinal plants)
Soil erosion, sedimentation, and flooding.
Weather pattern changes.