Deforestation in Costa Rica

Last updated: 01/03/2022
Contributor: Elizabeth Paice
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Deforestation in Costa Rica is a two-week teaching pack comprising structured teaching ideas, resources, a PowerPoint presentation and sample exam questions.

Designed to support your teaching of this key GCSE theme, the pack explores: causes and rates of deforestation, the impacts of deforestation and strategies for managing the rainforest.

Key features:

  • activities include: mind mapping, role-play, card sorts, comprehension, a group consensus summary task, numeracy skills work and a sample exam question.
  • answers included where relevant
  • teaching notes and a 24 slide class PowerPoint.

This sample shows one of the student activity sheets included in the Deforestation in Costa Rica teaching pack. 

1.    Cut out and sort these cards into positive and negative impacts of deforestation.

2.    Then colour-code them into whether they are economic or environmental impacts. Make sure you add a key.

Homes and schools can be built for the growing population

Roads, bridges, ports and airports can be built, enabling more trade

Large banana and coffee plantations can be planted and the crops exported

Without the trees, the tropical soils are exposed to the heavy rain and are easily eroded

New towns can be built and new jobs created

Without the shade from the trees, the land can be baked hard and the earth heats up

Climate change can occur due to less transpiration and photosynthesis

Biodiversity decreases as ecosystems and habitats are lost

Further economic development takes place, leading to a higher standard of living

Covering the ground with buildings and roads increases surface runoff, leading to flooding

Soil is eroded from the land and washed into the rivers, leading to more sedimentation

 

Deforestation in Costa Rica
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09/03/2020

Extremely useful for the IGCSE unit on Fragile Environments and sustainable management of a rainforest

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