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Year 8 Geography Assessment
Design and carry out an investigation into rainforest deforestation.
According to the United Nations, at least 37.5 million acres of rainforest are lost each year – an area the size of Portugal. Tropical rainforest deforestation is now widely recognized as one of the most critical environmental problems facing the world today, with serious long-term consequences.
In this task you will ask one question about deforestation and investigate it using the format below.
Choose question > Decide on information (where from?) > Present data > Answer question > Conclusion/evaluation
My target for Investigation is…
(Consider your previous levels and your end of Year 9 target)
(enter level here) 6c
Complete the following sections by typing in the box under each section heading and remember to mark it before you hand it in.
Stage 1: Introduction and Key Question
• Short introduction to deforestation (definition)
• State your question e.g. “How is rainforest wildlife affected by deforestation?”
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A rainforest is a sweltering, thick jungle that gets a lot of rain. Many plants and animal species live there. Most rainforests are located around the equator and near the tropics hence the name tropical rainforest. Rainforests are very important to the earth. They help to purify and clean the air that we breathe. Some of the resources we get from rainforests include chocolate, sugar, cinnamon, paper ,timber and medicine. Deforestation is a serious issue in nature today mostly because loggers our cutting down our air supply and farmers are burning down trees for more and more land. Most of them act illegally, but they should be aware that they are hurting themselves also Some people have been cutting down the trees to sell the wood and make room for farms. When the trees are cut down, many plants and animals die. Because rainforests are so