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Rainforests


A rainforest is a forested biome with high annual rainfall due to the Intertropical convergence zone. Some cite a minimum normal annual rainfall of 2000 mm (about 100 inches or 200 centimetres), with normal rainfall at least 60 mm during each of the twelve months of the year. Others set the minimum annual rainfall barrier as low as 1700 mm (about 67 inches). The soil can be poor because high rainfall tends to leach out soluble nutrients. This type of biome is found in both temperate and tropical climates. As well as prodigious rainfall, many rainforests are characterised by a high number of resident species and tremendous biodiversity.
(From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.)
TEACHING NOTES
Transform your classroom or a bulletin board into a Tropical Rainforest. Be sure to include the different layers of the rainforest and the vegetation and animals.

Classroom Activities


Rain Forest - abc Teach

RainForest for Kids

Rainforest - A to Z Kids Stuff Pre-School

Pre-Kindergarten Rainforest Unit

Rainforest Theme

Rainforest - PerpetualPreschool

Rainforests lesson plans (KiddyHouse)

Rain Forest - Kinder Pond

Rain Forest - Kinder Korner

Rainforest Web Site - First Grade

Chunky Monkey's rain-forest friends

Lotsa Lesson Plans - Rainforest (Hummingbird)

Jungle and Rainforest Animal Crafts (DLTK)

Rainforest Animals Preschool Activities and Crafts Tropical Forest

Rainforest Scavenger Hunt


Rainforest Action Network

World Rainforest Movement

Rainforest Alliance

Alaska Rainforest Campaign (ARC)

Rainforest.net: The Number One Issue Facing Humanity

Tropical Rainforest Coalition

New Forests Project

Amazon Conservation Team

WWF: The Amazon

Amazon Interactive

Journey Into Amazonia

The Fate of the Rainforests (WebQuest)

Tasmania's Cool Temperate Rainforest

Temperate Rain Forests

The Land That Time Forgot: The Temperate Rain Forest


Rainforest Lesson Plans

ProTeacher! Rainforests lesson plans for elementary school teachers in grades K-5 including Tropical Rainforest activities

Rainforests lesson plans for teachers

Rainforest lessons, activities for teachers

Rain Forest Research/Informational Sites

How Rainforests Work (How Stuff Works)

Rainforest Glossary


Movies on Rainforests

Gallery of Rainforest Photos

See the Rain Forest Move! Kid Explorers Video Clips

Jungle Photos

Rainforest Field Trip

Photo-Journey Through a Costa Rican Rainforest


World Rainforest Information

Rainforest Live

Important Facts and Information about the Rainforests

All About Rainforests (Zoom)

Rainforest Facts: The Disappearing Rainforests

Amazing Rainforest Animals

Tropical Plant Database

Elements of the rainforest

The Tropical Rain Forest Biome

Passport to the Rainforest

The Rainforest Information Centre


How to Save Tropical Rainforests

Saving the Rainforest

Why Save the Rain Forest Activity

Save The Rainforest


ENVIRONMENT LINKS