Lessons

Lesson 1 

Rainforests and You

For teachers, parents and learners 

This series of lessons and tasks introduces concepts of forests, the importance of tropical forests, their role in climate change and how our behaviours influence deforestation. This connects with the national curriculum for Wales as it contains cross cutting themes. This lesson provides a rich context for exploring the issues of sustainability, climate change,  nature, scarcity of natural resources, food security, consumerism and trade. We hope that learners come away with an understanding of the role of forests in climate change and their importance. 

At the end of the course of videos participants will be able to 

  • Understand the role of tropical forests in tackling climate change and brief overview of climate change 
  • Understand the importance of tropical forests for biodiversity 
  • Understand their personal impacts on tropical forests 
  • Understand actions they can take to support tropical forest protection

Time to deliver the activities varies between 30 minutes to 2 hours.

Session 1

Video 1: FORESTS OF THE EARTH

Start with watching this 5 minute video:

Now that you have learned a little about rainforests, why not complete one of the following resources:

Ages 7-11 

Forest Quiz 

English     Welsh

Cress Rainforest 

English    Welsh

Ages 7-16

Forest Layers  

English     Welsh

Session 2

Video 2: THE PLANET’S CLIMATE

Watch this 5 minute video:

Now that you have learned a little about the planet’s climate, why not complete one of the following resources:

All Ages

Climate Timeline 

English     Welsh

Ages 11-16 

Calculating Carbon in a Tree

English     Welsh

Session 3

Video 3: TROPICAL FORESTS AND BIODIVERSITY

Watch this 5 minute video:

Now that you have learned a little about rainforest biodiversity, why not complete one of the following resources:

Ages 4-10

Animal Gallery

English     Welsh

Rainforest Biodiversity

English     Welsh

Session 4

Video 4: TROPICAL FORESTS AND DEFORESTATION

Watch this 5 minute video:

Now that you have learned a little about rainforest deforestation, why not complete one of the following resources:

Ages 7-11

Sustainable Palm Oil Logo

English     Welsh

Ages 11-16

Deforestation Detectives (homework) 

Resources coming soon