Vicki Will share a slide show of pictures from the Amazon and their relation to the art.
She will tell some anecdotes of her trip to Manaus Brazil and the Amazon.
She will tell the story of the Brazil nut tree mystery
The children will do an experiment with rubber..
She will whet their appetite for a follow-up activity where kids learn how and why they can roast marshmallows with a nut.
Students will have an understanding of how over-riding climate affects the lives of the plants, animals and people who live in a region.
They will come to appreciate the rain forest as a place that has the most diverse and interdependent life forms on earth.
They may be motivated to join in some project to help save the rain forest from destruction.
Students will understand that humans can have a profound influence on the future well-being of the planet as a place where we want to live.
Science as Inquiry
English/ Reading for Perspective,
English/ Reading for Understanding ,
Measurement/ Apply Appropriate Techniques,
Tools, and Formulas to Determine Measurements , Earth and Space Science ,
Science in Personal and Social Perspectives , History and Nature of Science
Also, Vicki is prepared to show how this book is aligned with CCSS standards for main idea, supporting evidence, craft and construction.