Explore one of the greenest places in the world, the rainforest. The warm, wet climate encourages lots of large green plants to grow. Green animals also live there - bugs, caterpillars, bees, beetles, lizards, parrots and snakes make their homes in the rainforest.

This clip is from:
Our Planet, Eggs and Green
First broadcast:
20 February 2007

If possible a visit could be made to the local botantic gardens to see some of the plants that live in the rainforest. Students could note the adaptations that have been made to survive in that environment. They could compare and contrast the size and texture of leaves with those of plants from their own surroundings, and offer reasons why most of the tropical ones are usually from 'house plants'. It may be useful to watch the latter part of the clip without sound to initiate a discussion about camouflage. This clip would also be a useful reference when making leaf shapes and creatures for creative artwork.