Elementary students immerse themselves into the cool, wet rainforest environments of the Pacific Northwest. Students learn about plants and animals who call the rainforest home by exploring adaptations of temperate rainforest organisms, finding out how species interact with one another, and learning how species use different senses to survive in the wet environment.
After learning about adaptations, students create their own temperate rainforest creature. They consider how the species will interact with other rainforest organisms and what adaptations they need to survive. This lesson was written in collaboration with Americorps Washington and Washington State Parks.
- Temperate Rainforests in Washington PowerPoint
- Adaptations to Temperate Rainforests PowerPoint
- English: Create a Creature Assignment, Español: Crea una criatura
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Recorded April 12, 2021