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
The Tropical Rainforest: What are the consequences of
human use of the rainforest? Is sustainability a
Treating Our Tropical Treasures with TLC
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
Impact Zone: Amazon Rainforest: This site offers
information about the importance of the Amazon for water as
well as oxygen.
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
Biomes: Tropical Rainforest: Learn why the trees and
plants in the rainforest tend to absorb all of the
nutrients, leaving the soil acidic.
Habitat Wildlife Sanctuary
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.