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The rain forest

  1. 1. The Rainforest
  2. 2. Question:Why do you think it is called a rainforest?
  3. 3. Where are the Rainforests?Rainforests can be found on the continents of South America, Africa,Asia and Australia. Rainforests are always around the earth’s equator.The largest one is the Amazon Rainforest in South America.
  4. 4. Question:On what continents can you find rainforests?
  5. 5. Weather in the RainforestsBecause rainforests are near the Earth’s equator, the temperatureishot- about 80°. It rains a lot, almost 6 inches a month- it rainsalmost everyday! It is because of the rain and high temperature thatthe plants grow so much.
  6. 6. Question:What is the weather like in a rainforest?
  7. 7. Animals Of The Rain Forest Sloth Jaguar Poison Dart Frog OrangutanBlue Morpho Toucan Anteater Blue Bug Butterfly The rainforest is home to many species of animals and insects. Some of them live in the trees, some on the ground and some just fly around.
  8. 8. Question:Which animals live in the rainforest?
  9. 9. Plants Of The Rain Forest Laelia tenebrosa Clavillia Strangler FigThe rainforests has many plants. Because of the warm temperature andthe amount of rain, vegetation is lush- plants grow big and thick. There arevery tall trees and smaller bushes.
  10. 10. Layers of the Rainforest EMERGENT LAYER The tallest trees are the emergent layer. There is a lot of sunlight there. Animals found there are eagles, monkeys, bats and butterflies. CANOPY LAYER This layer is full of leaves and branches.  Many animals live in this area since there is a lot of food. Animals that live there are snakes, toucans and treefrogs. UNDERSTORY LAYER Very little sunshine reaches this area so the plants have to grow larger leaves get sunlight. Many animals live here including jaguars, red-eyed tree frogs and leopards.  A lot of bugs live here. FOREST FLOOR Its very dark down here.  Almost no plants grow in this area.  Giant anteaters live in this layer.
  11. 11. The People Of The RainforestsThere are tribes of people that still live in the rainforests. They get theirfood from plants and animals in the forest.
  12. 12. The Rainforest Is Very Important To The EarthThe rainforests are very important to the earth because they have many plantsthat clean the air. These plants store carbon dioxide. Many of the plants alsogive us medicine to help us when we are sick.
  13. 13. What did you learn about the rainforests? Where are they located? What is the weather like?
  14. 14. What are the layers called? What kind of animals live there?