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Rainforests

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Find out information on rainforest layers, animals, and much more!

Find out information on rainforest layers, animals, and much more!

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  • 1. Rainforests<br />
  • 2. Two Types of Rainforests<br />Tropical<br />Located along the equator<br />80-400 inches of rain per year<br />Temperature between 70-85 degrees<br />Temperate<br />Could be located anywhere (even Alaska)<br />50-140 inches of rain per year<br />Temperature between 50-80 degrees<br />
  • 3. Rainforest Layers<br />
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  • 5. Tropical Rainforests<br />Most of the rainforests in the world are tropical.<br />They make up only 6% of Earth’s surface, but contain over half of Earth’s plants and animals.<br />
  • 6. Animals of the Amazon Rainforest<br />A few of the animals you will find in the Amazon Rainforest are:<br />-Toucans<br />-Parrots<br />-Poison Dart Frogs<br />-Jaguars<br />-Ocelots<br />-Howler Monkeys<br />-Anacondas<br />-Electric Eels<br />-Piranhas<br />-Vampire Bats<br />Watch Video!<br />
  • 7. Plants of the Amazon Rainforest<br />Some plants you will find are:<br />-Kapok Trees<br />-Strangler Figs<br />-Coconut Trees<br />-Mangrove Trees<br />-Bengal Bamboo<br />
  • 8. Amazon Rainforest<br />The Amazon Rainforest is the largest rainforest in the world.<br />It is located in South America along the Amazon River basin.<br />Covers 2.5 million square miles and is part of 9 different countries.<br />
  • 9. Amazon Rainforest<br />20% of Earth’s oxygen <br /> is produced there<br />More than 5 million species of plants, animals, and insects<br />
  • 10. Rainforest Destruction<br />Unfortunately, rainforests across the globe are being destroyed at a substantial rate.<br />
  • 11. Reasons for Destruction<br />Logging<br />Farming<br />Ranching<br />Mining<br />
  • 12. Reasons to Save the Rainforests<br />Millions of animals and people live there.<br />Many products, including foods and medicines, come from the rainforests.<br />Rainforests affect Earth’s climate. Cutting down and burning trees releases carbon dioxide, which leads to global warming.<br />
  • 13. References<br />Blue Planet Biomes. (2008). Rainforests. Retrieved May 28, 2010 from http://www.blueplanetbiomes.org/rainforest.html<br />Kids saving the rainforest: Animals they protect in the Manuel Antonio Rainforest [Video], Retrieved May 28, 2010 from http://www.youtube.com<br />Monabay Kids. (2009). Rainforest Facts. Retrieved May 28, 2010 from http://kids.mongabay.com<br />Nature. (2010). Rainforests. Retrieved May 28, 2010 from http://www.nature.org/rainforests/explore/facts.html<br />World Culture Pictorial. (2010). Rainforest Images. Retrieved May 28, 2010 from http://www.worldculturepictorial.com/images/content2/amazon_rainforest_sea_of_green.jpg<br />

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