3rd Graders have been learning more about the Amazon rainforest to connect with ongoing social studies project work on South America. Students learned about the different layers of the rainforest and created rainforest diagrams of their own, featuring some of the living things that can be found in each “slice.”
They then created a life-size display in the 6th floor hallway, populated with specific plants and animals that live in the Amazon rainforest. Students used kid-friendly online search tools to research a plant, amphibian, fish, bird, mammal or reptile of their choice.
Each student created a visual representation of their animal, placed it in the correct layer of the rainforest, and turned their research notes into written documentation. Our rainforest features organisms that live in the emergent layer (the very tallest trees), the canopy, the understory, the forest floor, and even in streams and rivers. Come check it out sometime soon!