Project Based Learning Activity-Amazon Rainforest Research Expedition

Project Based Learning Activity-Amazon Rainforest Research Expedition

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This project based learning activity takes your students into the amazing world of the Amazon rainforest!

(Fun fact: The word “rainforest” in Amazon rainforest is rarely capitalized. The lowercase version of the word seems to be preferred by both naturalists and scientists.)

Acting as field researcher, students will:

Order supplies from a supply catalog
Create a field journal
Map a hiking route
Pack a backpack for efficiency
Collect data on plants & animals at field research camps and “hikes”
Design an informational map

This product has 10 daily activities that lead the students through the process of organizing, planning, and participating in a research expedition in the amazon rainforest. Each activity lasts at least an hour, but can be broken up into smaller amounts of time if needed.

Everything you need to administer a successful project based activity including:

Letter to Educator
Activity Tips and Challenges
Elements in this project-based learning activity
Daily Materials/Subjects/Skills Sheets (2 pages)
Group name tags (optional)
Daily journal tabs (optional)
Student Attendance Sheet (optional)
Reflection Log (5 pages)
Current Amazon Rainforest Data Sheet
Supply Catalog Sheets (3 pages)
Item/Weight/Price Sheet
Order Form Sheet
Map Sheet
Map Markers Sheet
Field Journal Page Sheet
Backpack main area/pockets Sheets (2 pages)
Field Campsite/Hike to Trailhead Specimen Sheets (4 pages)
Specimen Sheet/Markers for Informational Map (2 pages)
Days 1-10 Activity Sheets (10 sheets)

Also included:
Daily supplies list for each activity
Skills list for each activity
Main curriculum subjects for each activity

Structured so you don’t have to plan too much, but flexible enough to add your own ideas!

Can be used for whole classroom, small groups, or individuals!

Subjects include:
Reading
Writing
Math
Science
Social Studies
Geography
Art

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