These 50-plus games, activities, and experiments are a “jungle of fun” as children learn about the specialized environment of the earth’s rainforests. Readers will explore the layers of the rainforest, from the forest floor to the canopy, and learn about plants, animals, and people.
They’ll also learn the differences between the temperate rainforests of North American and the tropical rainforests of Southeast Asia, Africa, and South America. Along the way, children are encouraged to get involved in saving the rainforests.
The interactive projects include: making a West African gourd rattle, building a model of an Alaskan totem pole, designing a bird mask, making a shadow puppet, planting a butterfly garden, and playing the orchid game. The last chapter offers a variety of extension activities and resources, as well as “challenge” projects. Ideal as a supplement for any science, geography, or unit study curriculum, or as a stand-alone hands-on “living book” for elementary science or geography program.
The ages and grades listed here are from the publisher; however we feel these products can be used with preschoolers who are doing subjects with older children. They can also be used by older students who need more hands-on activities.
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
Page Count: 133
Author: Nancy F. Castaldo
Age: 7, 8, 9
Grade: 2, 3, 4
Topic: Science, Biomes, Earth Science