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The topics listed below contain worksheets and pre and post visit packs for Level 3 (S1 – S3) and Level 4 (S4+). We will be continually updating this list with more curriculum-based topics.

Topic: The Rainforest: Animals and Adaptions (Level 3)

Aim: To give students an understanding of how animals have evolved and how their adaptations help them survive.

Learning Objectives:

  • That animals have different physical or behavioural adaptations to help them survive.
  • That plants and animals have adapted and evolved over many years to compete to survive.
  • That plants play a vital role in the ecosystems and sustaining life on earth.
  • How the effects of climate change are affecting species survival.

Curriculum for Excellence links:
SCN; 3-01a, 3-02a, 3-05b. SOC; 3-10a. LIT; 3-02a, 3-10a.

Topic: Rainforest and the Environment (Level 3)

Aim: To give students a strong understanding of the rainforest Ecosystem and how they are important globally.

Learning Objectives:

  • Where rainforests are found, their climate and the seasons.
  • How human activity is having an effect on the climate.
  • How climate change is affecting the rainforest ecosystem.
  • How we can work to protect rainforests and stop climate change.

Curriculum for Excellence links:
SCN; 3-04b, 3-05b. SOC; 3-08a, 3-10a, 3-12a, 3-13a. HWB; 2-33a. LIT; 3-02a, 3-10a.

Topic: Rainforest Resources (Level 3)

Aim: To discuss the many resources which come from the rainforest and their significance to modern life.

Learning objectives:

  • That rainforest climate, plants and animals are interconnected and depend upon each other for to survive.
  • The names of several common products that the class use everyday which originate from the rainforest.
  • Some of the threats facing the Amazon rainforest and what the class can do to help protect this important ecosystem.
  • The definition of sustainability; how sustainable management of the rainforests could make use of these resources whilst protecting the interests of the environment and future generations.

Curriculum for Excellence links:
SCN; 3-01a,3-02a,3-04b. SOC; 3-10a. LIT; 3-02a

Topic: The Rainforest, Animals and Adaptations (Level 4)

Aim: To give students an understanding of the diversity of animals and how animals have adapted to survive through learned or genetic behaviours.

Learning objectives:

  • How animals and plants depend on each other to survive.
  • That animals have different physical or behavioural adaptations to help them survive.
  • How physical and behavioural adaptations can either be learned or genetic (taught behaviours vs instinctive behaviours).
  • How characteristics are inherited, to be able to understand simple genetic problems.

Curriculum for Excellence links:
SCN; 4-01a, 4-12b, 4-14a, 4-14c. LIT; 4-10a.

Topic: Rainforests, Resources and The Environment (Level 4)

Aim: To create awareness of the negative effects happening to rainforest ecosystems around the world and how we can help protect them.

Learning Objectives:

  • That rainforest climate, plants and animals are interconnected and depend upon each other to survive.
  • The names of several common products that the class use every day which originate from the rainforest.
  • How human activity and climate change is affecting the rainforest ecosystem.
  • Some of the threats facing the world’s rainforests and what the class can do to help protect the ecosystem.

Curriculum for Excellence links:
SCN; 4-01a. SOC; 4-08a, 4-09a, 4-10c. LIT; 4-10a.