Rain Forest

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Transcript Rain Forest

Different Types of
Forests
Ms. Jennifer Butler
Introduction
There
are two different types
of forests.
Today we are going to
identify both types and learn
what makes them different.
Temperate Forest
Located
in the United States, Canada,
and Mexico.
Found in the Temperate Zone, the
region North of the Tropics and South
of the Arctic Circle.
Located in areas where temperatures
vary greatly.
Temperate Forests Cont.
Made
up of needle-leaved evergreen
trees and broad leaved deciduous trees.
Trees shed their leaves in the Fall and
enter a dormant state.
They have a limited number of tree
species living in them.
Average rain fall is 50-100 in. per year.
Tropical Rain Forest
Located
primarily in Africa, Asia,
Australia, Central and South America.
Found in the Tropic Zone, between the
Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of
Capricorn, just North or South of the
Equator.
Located in areas where temperatures
are constant.
Tropical Rain Forests Cont.
Temperatures & Rainfall:
The
temperature is between 68-85
degrees.
Humidity reaches 95% at night and
70% during the day.
Average rainfall is between 80 to 400
in. per year.
Tropical Rain Forests Cont.
Vegetation:
Primarily
made up of tall trees reaching
heights between 90 to 150 feet.
Due to poor soil and limited sun light,
few plants live/grow on the ground.
Moss and other plants grow on trees.
The canopy is home to over 2/3rds of
the Rain Forests plants and animals.
Tropical Rain Forests Cont.
Facts:
Although
they cover only 6% of the
Earth’s surface, Tropical Rain Forests
contain more than 1/2 of the earth’s
species.
Many medicines and food we use came
from the Rain Forest.
Summary:
Tropical
Rain Forests grow in areas
that are very warm, have a lot of rain
and are close to the Equator.
Temperate Forests grow in areas with
varying temperatures, small amounts of
rain and are far from the Equator.
Rain Forest Unit:
For
the next couple of weeks we will
be studying the Rain Forest.
We will focus on the different layers,
precipitation, animals, plants,
medicines, food, cultures, peoples and
conservation efforts.