Year 4 Study Visit to The Living Rainforest (4.10.11)
On Tuesday 4th October Year 4 visited the Living Rainforest in Newbury which sits inside two large greenhouses. Three guides showed us around and talked to us about how animals and plants have ‘adapted’ to living and surviving in the hot, wet conditions of the jungle.
The Hinge Back Tortoise has adapted to be able to push the back of its shell down to hide its legs and tail so that it looks like a rock and then predators will not eat him. (Alice Gibbs 4C)
The Carpet Python eats everything whole. It can do this because the muscles and ligaments stretch and let its skull divide in two, so it can open its mouth wide and swallow the food headfirst. (Karam Diu 4C)
The Dwarf Crocodile has two eye lids, so when it swims underwater it closes the inner lid which protects the eye and it can see under the water. (Crispin Jackson 4C)
The Pitcher Plant contains a poisonous liquid and also has red lips which attract all sorts of insects. They slide down the slippery sides inside the plant and cannot get out. Then they are absorbed by the plant, which I though was horrible. (Gabby Peck 4C)
I saw a plant called Black Magic. It was fantastic because the leaves were really waxy with lots of little hairs, which made it waterproof. (Jennifer Wilson 4C)
To see more photographs please visit the Excursions Gallery.