Tropical Rainforest Biome Mystery | Biome Homeschool Curriculum

This Tropical Rainforest Biome Mystery is the second mini unit study I am writing in a Biome Mystery curriculum series! If you're looking for unique biome lesson plans, introductions to animal adaptations, a fun lesson on the tropical rainforest or tropical rainforest animals, this is the set for your! (Plus, it's free. A free homeschool curriculum is always a bonus!)

So here is my brilliant idea: The kids learn about a new biome by solving a mystery that takes place in that biome! We started with the Desert because we were already talking about it, and now we are looking at the tropical rainforest! 

Tropical Rainforest Biome Mystery

This particular mystery is pretty straightforward, but it does require solving a simple code to be sure of the guilty person!

Here's my suggestion:

1- Print all the supplies.

2- Place the SOLUTION in an envelope. Give it to your kiddos after they make their own conclusion.

3- Give your children the letter on a clipboard, Case Introduction, Biome Card, Plant Cards, Animal Cards, Suspects Card, and Clue Cards all at once. When they give you their conclusion, give them the SOLUTION envelope!

4- Follow up with any of the following discussions or other activities:

a- What adaptations do you see in the animals or plants you encountered? How do those adaptations help in the tropical rainforest?
b- Which plants and/or animals did you already know about? Which were new to you?
c- How is the tropical rainforest similar/different to where you live?

Make it a Tropical Rainforest Biome Unit Study

Homeschool Curriculum

with #5 & #6:

5- If you purchase the Tropical Rainforest Mystery Packet below, follow up with the tropical rainforest science experiments, a game of Memory, and a round of the Tropical Rainforest Game. Each activity introduces and reinforces different aspects of the tropical rainforest biome. Be sure to discuss what you are learning!

6- Extend the theme by researching different tropical rainforests around the world! Most of this unit study focused on the Amazon tropical rainforest...what does it have in common with other tropical rainforests around the world? What is unique? What animals live uniquely in each rainforest? What plants? What do you notice about the latitudes that tropical rainforests occur at? Why do you think that is? Choose one aspect to study in more depth and create a biome project by putting together a presentation of some kind (diorama, poster board, PPT, travel brochure, infomercial, etc)!

The Tropical Rainforest Mystery Biome Packet includes the following:

1- The free Tropical Rainforest Biome Mystery
2- Tropical Rainforest Biome Memory Cards
3- The Tropical Rainforest Game
4- Three Hands-on Experiments to learn more tropical rainforest plants and animals!



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rainforest biome, rainforest animals, (rainforest trees), animals that live in the rainforest

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Happy Educating,
Carla & the kids who don't sit still!