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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
  • 2. Two Types of Rainforests
    Tropical
    Located along the equator
    80-400 inches of rain per year
    Temperature between 70-85 degrees
    Temperate
    Could be located anywhere (even Alaska)
    50-140 inches of rain per year
    Temperature between 50-80 degrees
  • 3. Rainforest Layers
  • 4.
  • 5. Tropical Rainforests
    Most of the rainforests in the world are tropical.
    They make up only 6% of Earth’s surface, but contain over half of Earth’s plants and animals.
  • 6. Animals of the Amazon Rainforest
    A few of the animals you will find in the Amazon Rainforest are:
    -Toucans
    -Parrots
    -Poison Dart Frogs
    -Jaguars
    -Ocelots
    -Howler Monkeys
    -Anacondas
    -Electric Eels
    -Piranhas
    -Vampire Bats
    Watch Video!
  • 7. Plants of the Amazon Rainforest
    Some plants you will find are:
    -Kapok Trees
    -Strangler Figs
    -Coconut Trees
    -Mangrove Trees
    -Bengal Bamboo
  • 8. Amazon Rainforest
    The Amazon Rainforest is the largest rainforest in the world.
    It is located in South America along the Amazon River basin.
    Covers 2.5 million square miles and is part of 9 different countries.
  • 9. Amazon Rainforest
    20% of Earth’s oxygen
    is produced there
    More than 5 million species of plants, animals, and insects
  • 10. Rainforest Destruction
    Unfortunately, rainforests across the globe are being destroyed at a substantial rate.
  • 11. Reasons for Destruction
    Logging
    Farming
    Ranching
    Mining
  • 12. Reasons to Save the Rainforests
    Millions of animals and people live there.
    Many products, including foods and medicines, come from the rainforests.
    Rainforests affect Earth’s climate. Cutting down and burning trees releases carbon dioxide, which leads to global warming.
  • 13. References
    Blue Planet Biomes. (2008). Rainforests. Retrieved May 28, 2010 from http://www.blueplanetbiomes.org/rainforest.html
    Kids saving the rainforest: Animals they protect in the Manuel Antonio Rainforest [Video], Retrieved May 28, 2010 from http://www.youtube.com
    Monabay Kids. (2009). Rainforest Facts. Retrieved May 28, 2010 from http://kids.mongabay.com
    Nature. (2010). Rainforests. Retrieved May 28, 2010 from http://www.nature.org/rainforests/explore/facts.html
    World Culture Pictorial. (2010). Rainforest Images. Retrieved May 28, 2010 from http://www.worldculturepictorial.com/images/content2/amazon_rainforest_sea_of_green.jpg

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