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Resources and Lesson plans on Rainforests

 

 

 

 

 

Rainforest Habitats: With lots of pictures to examine, you can read about the different rainforests and their inhabitants.

 

Rainforest Education
 http://www.rainforesteducation.com/

 

Four Layers of a Rainforest: Within the rainforest, there are several different layers, each with its own purpose and inhabitants.

 

Inhabitants of the Amazon Rainforest: Scientists are discovering that there may be even more animals that call the rainforest home than previously thought.

 Rainforest Action Network
 http://www.ran.org/

 

Where Are Tropical Rainforests Located? Use this site to learn more about the climate and location of various rainforests on Earth.
 

http://www.eduweb.com/rainforest/worldmap.html

 

Revealing the Rainforest: From ants in the plants to birds that show off, common animals in the rainforest and their behaviours are described here.

 

Temperate Rainforest's Food Web: Ever wonder who eats what in the temperate rainforests? This chart allows you to see which animals live in the rainforest and where they fall on the food chain.


 Raintreee Nutrition
http://www.rain-tree.com/schoolreports.htm

 

Animals of the Tropical Rainforest: From large primates to cats and birds to frogs, take a closer look at the animals that call the rainforest home.

 Enchanted Learning
 http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/rainforest/

 

The Virtual Rainforest: Check out this list of flowers that are commonly found within the rainforest.

 

Chocolate in the Rainforest: Learn more about cocoa seeds, how they turn into chocolate, and what impact this has on the rainforest.

 

 Wet Tropics World Heritage Area
 http://www.wettropics.gov.au/
 Information on rainforest plants and animals and Aboriginal rainforest heritage.

 

Rainforest Plants: These pictures display some of the varied plant life that calls the rainforest home.

 

James Cook University
 http://www.jcu.edu.au/school/tbiol/zoology/herp.paluma.html

 

Rainforests: Home to Coffee, Chocolate, and Medicines

Brought to you by Deathwishcoffee.com, this article provides information and links to any other resources about rainforests - how important the rainforests are to the world, how important the rainforests are to your everyday life, that rainforests are a great resource for things like coffee, chocolate, and even medicine, and the many other reasons why learning about the rainforest and how to preserve it should be important to us as well as future generations.

 

 

Amazon Forest Ecology: Learn more about the world's most biodiverse location by examining the structure of the rainforest and why soil composition and plant characteristics are so important.

 

Medicinal Secrets of the Amazon Rainforest: Plants found in the Amazon Rainforest have yielded lots of medicinal knowledge that helps with diagnosing and treating different illnesses.

 

Rainforest Australia
 www.rainforest-australia.com <http://www.rainforest-australia.com/

 

The Tropical Rainforest: What are the consequences of human use of the rainforest? Is sustainability a possibility?

 

Treating Our Tropical Treasures with TLC
 http://www.rich.frb.org/pubs/econ/fall98/tlc.html
 Students learn about the value of tropical rainforests and understand that rainforests are scarce resources.

 

Your Coffee Can Save the Rainforest (PDF): Where coffee is grown and how it is harvested has an impact on the sustainability of the rainforests.

 

El Yunque Forest: The only tropical rainforest in the U.S., El Yunque Forest is small but is biologically diverse when compared to other forests.

 

Wet Tropics Management Authority
 http://www.wettropics.gov.au/ttd/ttd_paluma_parks.asp

 

Impact Zone: Amazon Rainforest: This site offers information about the importance of the Amazon for water as well as oxygen.

 

Billabong Sanctuary
www.billabongsanctuary.com.au/pdfs/mountspec2001.pdf

http://www.acu.edu:9090/~armstrongl/geography/rainf.html (lesson plans)

 

Tropical Rainforests in Our Daily Lives: Ever wonder how much you come into contact with things from the rainforest on a daily basis? You might be surprised to learn that some of the things you eat, the medicine that you take, and even the furniture in your house may have originated in the rainforest.

 

Tropical Rainforest Biome (PDF): Read through this presentation that details where rainforests are located in the world along with other interesting details about these areas.

 

Environment Protection Agency (Queensland Goernment)
 http://www.epa.qld.gov.au/environment/school/wetlands/

 

Biomes: Tropical Rainforest: Learn why the trees and plants in the rainforest tend to absorb all of the nutrients, leaving the soil acidic.

 

The Rainforest Habitat Wildlife Sanctuary
http://www.rainforesthabitat.com.au/gallery.html

 

Emergent Layer of the Rainforest: The Smithsonian offers information about the emergent layer, or the top layer, of the rainforest and how plants and animals must adapt to the environment.

 

The Understory Layer: Learn more about this layer of the rainforest and how the humidity works to keep some of the animals alive.

 

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