Virtual Field Trip to the Rainforest
⭐️Let’s all take a field trip! In this Virtual Field Trip, students visit the Rainforest to learn about ecology, geography, plants, animals, cultures, and more. This virtual field trip is assembled using embedded videos, Google Earth, images, and more!
⭐️Resource integrates a variety of skills. Students complete reading and writing assignments along with watching videos, using maps, and completing activities like image sorts. Incorporates key reading comprehension, writing, multimedia, science, and other skills.
Make a claim about the merit of a solution to a problem caused when the environment changes and the types of plants and animals that live there may change. Examples of environmental changes could include changes in land characteristics, water distribution, temperature, food, and other organisms. Assessment is limited to a single environmental change. Assessment does not include the greenhouse effect or climate change.
Use evidence to support the explanation that traits can be influenced by the environment. Examples of the environment affecting a trait could include normally tall plants grown with insufficient water are stunted; and, a pet dog that is given too much food and little exercise may become overweight.
Make observations of plants and animals to compare the diversity of life in different habitats. Emphasis is on the diversity of living things in each of a variety of different habitats. Assessment does not include specific animal and plant names in specific habitats.
*Please note: This resource includes YouTube videos, so ensure you and your students have access to YouTube before purchasing. Although great care has been taken to ensure all content is appropriate for the stated grade levels, each classroom is unique and it is recommended that teachers review all content prior to use. This resource uses links to third-party content that may be changed or removed by the content owner. Links are reviewed regularly; however, if you find a broken link, please let me know so I can update the resource accordingly.
✏️Google Slides Format – Format is perfect for distance learning. Slides are interactive and can be used as a fun and engaging exercise within the classroom or remotely.
✏️Virtual Video Tours – Video tours of various famous landmarks and tourist attractions.
✏️Reading Comprehension Integration – Integrates key reading skills like compare & contrast, multimedia, multiple sources, and more.
✏️Writing & Science – Virtual field trip helps students understand more about the world around them and uses writing prompts to explore their reactions and ideas.
- What Is A Rainforest?
- Where Are Rainforests?
- Layers of the Rainforest
- The Forest Floor Layer
- The Understory Layer
- The Canopy Layer
- The Emergent Layer
- Amazing Adaptations
- Journal Entry: Rainforest Adaptations
- People of the Rainforest
- Rainforest Resources
- Rainforests at Risk
- Journal Entry: My Trip to the Rainforest
*Answer Key Included
This resource is suitable for the following grade levels:
- 2nd & 3rd Grade: With teacher modeling, whole class, or small groups.
- 4th & 5th Grade: Independent for on-level students.
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