Rainforests EDU 290

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Rainforests EDU 290

  1. 1. By: Maryalice Sherlock EDU 290
  2. 2. <ul><li>There are rainforests in Central America, South America, Africa, Asia, and Australia </li></ul><ul><li>The Amazon is the largest rainforest </li></ul>Flickrfavorites, “Rainforests of the World” May 28, 2009 via Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution Noncommerical No Derivative Works. Rainforests Around the World
  3. 3. <ul><li>Tropical vs. temperate </li></ul><ul><li>One common factor is of course, rain </li></ul><ul><li>Biodiversity- variety of living things </li></ul>Ben Harris-Roxas, “Daintree Rainforest” February 23, 2008 via Fickr, Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial Share Alike.
  4. 4. <ul><li>About half of all animal species in the world live in the rainforests </li></ul>Animals flickrfavorites, “Animals of the Rainforest” May 30, 2009 via Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution Noncommerical No Derivative Works
  5. 5. <ul><li>A Sloth is a slow moving mammal that lives in the rainforests of Central and South America. </li></ul><ul><li>Some sloths may stay in the same for years. </li></ul>Marika Luders, “Sloth in cahuita national park” February 14, 2005 via Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial.
  6. 6. <ul><li>Wards off predators with its bright colors </li></ul><ul><li>There are about 170 different kinds of this frog </li></ul><ul><li>The poison arrow frog lives in Central and South America. </li></ul>Traveling Fools of America, “poison arrow frog 2” May 29, 2007 via Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution Noncommerical.
  7. 7. <ul><li>This includes zebras, giraffes, elephants, gorillas, tigers, cheetahs, and many other animals </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>These animals include: kangaroos, koalas, among others in Australia </li></ul><ul><li>In Asia there are elephants, tigers, panthers </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Annual Rainfall-averages around 80 in. </li></ul><ul><li>Temperature Ranges </li></ul>Dan Nevill, “rain in the forest” May 7, 2006 via Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution No Derivative Works Weather
  10. 10. <ul><li>Variety of fruits </li></ul><ul><li>Origin of chocolate </li></ul><ul><li>Spices </li></ul>Simon Goldenburg, “tropical fruits” January 26, 2008 via Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution No Derivative Works
  11. 11. <ul><li>Loss of habitat-deforestation </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental changes </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Facts and Information: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.srl.caltech.edu/personnel/krubal/rainforest/Edit560s6/www/where.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://kids.mongabay.com/elementary/003.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.mbgnet.net/sets/rforest/index.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://nationalzoo.si.edu/Animals/ReptilesAmphibians/Facts/FactSheets/Poisondartfrog.cfm </li></ul>

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