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WALT: Understand why rainforests are such vital ecosystems.


Success Criteria

  • I understand what an ecosystem is.
  • I can explain why rainforests are important to the Earth.
  • I can organise statements through discussion and critical thinking.


Today in Geography, I would like you to learn a bit more about the tropical rainforests. We are going to explore what an 'ecosystem' is and think about why they are important. Go through the PowerPoint below to learn more.

Then, your task is to read through the 9 statements in the document below. You need to organise these into a 'Diamond 9' with the most important reason for looking after the rainforest at the top and the least important at the bottom. You may want t discuss these with someone you live with and talk through your reasoning.