Saturday, September 11, 2010

Medicines of the rainforest

This week we have spent some time learning about the many medicines that originate from the rainforest. We were given a list of patients with a variety of illnesses, and had to find some medicine from the rainforest that could help the ailments. We took turns being patients and doctors, and once we had figured out the medication needed, we filled in prescriptions for the sick person.
Below are some of these prescriptions, which show just some of the multitude of medicines available in the rainforest.
How sad it will be if all of this is lost one day!

9 t medicines of the rainforest

If you would like more information about medicines available from the rainforest, check this site out :

http://www.rain-tree.com/property-action.htm

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Orangutan Sign Language

On Friday afternoon, 9T learnt about how Orangutans communicate with one another. They have their own form of sign language to show each other what they want and how they feel. Orangutans are so intelligent they can even learn human sign language!
Our task was to create our own version of Orangutan sign language, in case we ever get the opportunity to encounter one in the wild. Below are some of the signs we came up with.
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Let us know what you think, will Orangutans like our efforts?

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Rainforest Menu

Last week, the class were given time to create a menu using only food found in the rainforest. We had to have an original restaurant name, come up with interesting names for our dishes, and have pictures to display each item. We needed to make two entrees, two mains, two desserts and two drinks. Below are some menus made by students in our class. 9t rainforest menus
To see these wonderful menus in a larger size, click on the 'view on slideshare' button above, and then choose full screen!

Orangutan Postcards

These are postcards made by 9T that explain some threats to the survival of Orangutans in Borneo and Sumatra. We have been studying the rainforest, and as a side note have spent a week learning about Orangutans, and how their population has been faced with extinction. The postcards have a picture on the front that shows some aspect of threat to the Orangutans, while the letter on the back describes this in words.9t postcards
Let us know what you think, and your opinion on the matter!