What are the crops grown by the people of the Amazon Basin.
The people of the Amazon basin mainly grow tapioca, pineapple and sweet potato. They also grow cash crops like coffee, maize and cocoa.
The people living there clear a part of forest where the cultivation is possible. After harvesting the land is left for the tropical forest to grow again. They practice Slash and burn agriculture.
Collect under mentioned material and observe how destruction of trees effect the soil cover.
(i) Three small flowerpots or food cans (e.g., cold drinks tin cans),
(ii) one big can with holes punched in the bottom (this will act as sprinkling can),
(iii) twelve coins or bottle caps