The structure, functioning and adaptations of the tropical rainforest

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  • Name: The structure, functioning and adaptations of the tropical rainforest
  • Code: G.4.11.FUT.1
  • Specification Reference: 8.1
  • Keywords: Biotic, Abiotic, Biodiversity, Interdependent, Stratified layers, Buttress roots, Drip tips, Adaptation
  • Objectives: 1. To be able to identify/define and describe the keywords 2. To be able to describe and explain why biodiversity is high in the rainforest and how plants and animals are adapted to the climate of the rainforest 3. To be able to explain why tropical rainforests have a very high rate of nutrient cycling supporting complex food webs
  • Competency: 1. To be able to identify/define and describe the keywords
  • Proficiency: 2. To be able to describe and explain why biodiversity is high in the rainforest and how plants and animals are adapted to the climate of the rainforest
  • Mastery: 3. To be able to explain why tropical rainforests have a very high rate of nutrient cycling supporting complex food webs

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