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In this activity, students will learn how people can help protect the animals and plants that live in the rainforest from deforestation.
Start a discussion with students. Ask them what trees need to grow (water and sunlight). Next, ask students for their ideas about what people can do to prevent deforestation. Let them know that efforts are underway to declare large parts of the rainforest off-limits to development, and to replant trees and forests that have been previously destroyed.
Sum up the activities on deforestation and preservation by adding students' ideas to the KWL chart you started at the beginning of the lesson.
Standards Addressed: ESS3.C , STEM Standards of Practice 5