The tropical rainforest © Siemens Stiftung 2021 CC BY-SA 4.0 international

The tropical rainforest


Content package for interactive whiteboards (for middle/high school):
Individual media related to tropical rainforests are compiled here in a meaningful didactic way for teaching using an interactive whiteboard.

English, German, Spanish (CREA)
Interactive (4.9 MByte)
All media for the package are contained in this zip file. After unpacking, the package can be started by double-clicking on the “start.html” file.

The content package consists of the following media:
• 1 photo: the tropical rainforests of French Guiana
• 4 photo collages on: slash-and-burn and road construction in tropical rainforests (each with a satellite image), eco labels, genetic diversity of crops
• 2 schematic diagrams on species diversity and on temperature variation and rainfall in tropical rainforests
• 1 interactive table with data on carbon storage in the biomass and the forests of the Earth
• 1 interactive labeling photo showing the soil characteristics in tropical rainforests
• 2 interactive labeling graphics on the layers and geographical locations of tropical rainforests
• 3 interactive graphics on the topics: trade winds, typical day in a tropical forest, connection between slash-and-burn and the global climate
• 1 interactive mind map on rainforests in general
• 2 interactive multiple-choice tests with questions on general knowledge about rainforests and their destruction
• 1 matching exercise to deepen the students’ knowledge of the three levels of rainforest protection
• 5 information sheets on the topics: general characteristics of rainforests, soil characteristics, species diversity, genetic wealth, and consumer tips for rainforest-friendly behavior
• 1 inquiry task on the rainforest pharmacy (with link list)
• 1 role-playing game on the dangers for rainforests
• 1 link list

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The media in the content package are also available as individual media on the media portal.
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Interactive whiteboard content
Biology; Business education; Chemistry; Civics and Politics; Ethics; Geography
Grade 7 to 9; Grade 10 to 13
Middle/high school
Agriculture; Alternative medicine; Biomass; Climate change; Consumer behavior; Ecosystem; Endangered animal species; Endangered plant species; Environmental destruction; Environmental protection; Exploitation (of humans); Greenhouse effect; Habitat; Nutrition; Rainforest; Soil (soil science); Species protection
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