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Rainforests

School News October 11, 2022
Rainforests

Our Grade 4 children have been learning about Rainforests during their ‘Understanding the World’ lessons. A Rainforest is an area of tall, mostly evergreen trees and a high amount of rainfall. Rainforests are the Earth's oldest living ecosystems, with some surviving in their present form for at least 70 million years.  Our children have learnt about the ‘tribes’ who live in the Rainforests and animal habitats. Also, they have researched what a rainforest is made up of, for example, a rainforest is typically made up of four key layers: emergent, upper canopy, understory, and forest floor. In the top emergent layer, trees as tall as 200 feet (60 meters) grow far apart and tall, their branches reaching above the canopy. They have discovered things about the different animals that live in each layer. The children have had great fun making ‘Biome’ shoeboxes which resemble a rainforest environment!