Tropical Environments

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  • Editable revision handouts
  • A glossary that covers the key terminologies of the module
  • Topic mindmaps for visualising the key concepts
  • Printable flashcards to help students engage active recall
  • A quiz with an answer key to test knowledge and understanding of the module

Tropical Environments

Tropical rainforests are located in warm climates between the latitudes of 23.5°N (Tropic of Cancer) and 23.5°S (Tropic of Capricorn) closer to the equator. This region receives a lot of sunlight, only slight seasonal variations, and year-round rainfall.

At the end of the lesson, students will be able to:

  • Describe what a tropical environment is;
  • Understand the interrelationships of all living things present in a tropical environments;
  • Appreciate how animals and plants adapt to their habitat;
  • Explain the factors of biodiversity of tropical environments;
  • Explain the importance of tropical environments to the Earth;
  • Examine the current environmental issues that threaten the ecosystem;
  • Outline proposals or campaigns to protect biodiversity; and
  • Present the recommended proposal or campaigns to others.

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More Natural World Modules

Tropical Environments is one lesson in our Natural World module. The other theory lessons can be found below:

Natural Resources

Weather Systems