Explore Australia's rainforests with this 14-slide editable teaching presentation.
Exploring Australia’s Rainforests
Although Australia is a very dry country, both major types of rainforest (tropical rainforests and temperate rainforests) can be found across the continent. Australia is one of the few places in the world where rainforests are available for public enjoyment, conservation projects and research.
The major rainforests of Australia can be found mostly in Queensland, New South Wales and Tasmania. However, rainforest areas can also be found in Victoria, Western Australia and the Northern Territory.
Rainforests are the most biodiverse ecosystems on the planet. Over half of the world’s plant and animal species live in rainforests.
Ready-Made Lessons on Australia’s Rainforests
Recognising the natural features of places is an important part of geographical understanding.
This teaching presentation has been designed to introduce students to rainforests as a natural feature of Australia’s landscape. It addresses the following content:
- an explanation of how rainforests form
- an overview of Australia’s rainforests
- a list of the major rainforests of Australia
- a case study of the Daintree Rainforest.
This PowerPoint presentation includes:
- informative slides
- links to resources
- whole class activities
- independent tasks.
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