Activity 2 My Rainforest Plant Template Book

Posted By on Dec 22, 2013


Heliconia in the rainforest

Heliconia in the rainforest

My Rainforest Book on _______________________ 

Written by ________________________

       Hello fellow students.  My name is _________ and I’m a ___ grade student at an elementary school in ____________________.  I’m in a special class where we are learning about rainforests and I’d like to share with you about what rainforests are, how important they are, and an animal of particular interest to me, ____________________.

About me…

       But before I start my book, I’d like to share with you about some of my favorite things. ____________________________________________________________________________________________
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  Okay, now I’m ready to write about what rainforests are, their importance, and facts about one of my favorite plants, ____________________.  

      First, rainforests are a very important ecosystem.  Of all the ecosystems in the world, they have the highest biodiversity which means different kinds of plants and animals.  For example, rainforests cover less than 2% of Earth’s surface, yet they house more than 50% of the plants and animals on Earth.  Wow!  This is an incredibly important ecosystem to protect and conserve.   

 

Rainforests cover only 2% of Earth’s surface.

Yet, 50% of Earth’s plants and animals live in them.

 

 

percentage

fraction

decimal

2%

50%

       Second, rainforests have special characteristics such as: ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________
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       Third, rainforests provide many important purposes, such as:   ________________________________________________________________________
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       Fourth, there is a particular plant of interest to me, namely the _______________________.  I chose this plant because ______________________________________________________________________________
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In the following paragraphs, I will briefly discuss what I researched about my plant of interest, the ______________.  I will cover the following:  common name, scientific name, physical characteristics, needs, range, if the plant is native or non-native, habitat, adaptations, population, status, animals that eat the plant, and whether tribal people use the plant.  I hope you enjoy the book!  

 

Names :

The ________________ has two names.  The common name is _______________________, and the scientific name is _____________________

__________________________________________.  In science, the scientific name is the genus and species of the animal or plant.

 

Physical characteristics… my plant looks like…   

       My plant _______________________________________________________________________________________
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Needs…

       In order to grow, it needs _________________________________________________________________________
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The __________________ is also very important to the rainforests because it provides ______________ for the ecosystem.  This is important for animals, such as _________________________________________________________________________
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Range…where it’s found…

The range ____________________________________________________________________________
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Native or non-native…to belong or not to belong…

       My plant is ___________ to _________________________________________________________________________
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Habitat…where plant lives…

       The habitat is _________________________________________________________________________
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Adaptations…special features…

       After researching the ____________________,

I’ve discovered that it________________________________________________________________________________
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Population

       The population of the ____________________ is _________________________________________________________________________
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Status

       The status of the _______________________ is
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Animals that eat me?

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Tribal people…

       I was curious to investigate whether tribal people use the ____________________ for any purposes.  What I discovered _________________________________________________________________________
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References

(books, articles, web-sites, etc. ) 

Thank you for reading my book.  I hope you enjoyed it and learned a lot about the __________

____________________.  Please feel free to comment about my book and also, test your knowledge by answering the following questions below.  I look forward to hearing from you. 

Comments for me:  _________________________________________________________________________
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Questions for you:  (See if you can answer these…)

1.  _______________________________________

2. ________________________________________

3. ________________________________________


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