1991 Woodrow Wilson Biology Institute
Use the following terms to generate interest in tropical rain forests. Before the topic is announced, write the terms on the board and ask students to make a concept map showing how the terms are related to one another. The terms can also be arranged at random on a handout sheet as a "word splash." In this case, students are asked to write a short paragraph including the words and showing how they relate to tropical rain forests. For extra credit, encourage students to write a few paragraphs about as many terms as they choose. Students may also give group reports on terms of their choice.