Rain Forest Resources for Teachers
The rain forests of our planet are in grave danger. Each day, thousands of acres are being destroyed to make room for crops, roads, buildings, and mining. Other trees are cut down for lumber and other products. The problem is that rain forest habitats take centuries to develop, so those that are cut down are lost to our generation forever. Our rain forests are important because they provide oxygen for the earth, homes for animals, and products like medicines and food. When they are destroyed, the area often becomes a desert and soil erosion becomes a problem. Even global weather systems are affected by rain forest destruction!
Tropical Treasure Hunt
An Internet treasure hunt involves searching the Internet for valuable nuggets of information. In this hunt, you will explore questions about the rain forests on our earth. Your clues will be found within the web sites listed below the questions. Search your clues carefully to discover the wondrous treasures of the rain forest!
Rain Forest Adaptations
Exploring The Rain Forest: Multiple Intelligences & Cooperative Learning Activities
Take your students on a safari through the tropical rain forest. Use their limitless curiosity and enthusiasm about this theme as a springboard into every subject! Includes 36 ready-to-do cooperative, multiple intelligences activities to explore the rain forest. These interactive activities are a great way to integrate your curriculum and engage your students many ways of being smart. Working in teams and with classmates, your students will create and sing tropical tunes, write letters to conservation agencies, map the rain forests of the world, learn about the rain forest products, medical mysteries, amazing animals, jungle secrets, layers of life and much more. Loaded with reproducibles. Explore the rain forest with your class to make learning an unforgettable adventure.
Rain Forest Animals
The Great Kapok Tree: A Tale of the Amazon Rain Forest: Lynne Cherry
A man beginning to cut down a great kapok tree falls asleep at its roots. While he dreams, the animals that depend on the tree beg him to reconsider.
One Day in the Tropical Rain Forest: Jean Craighead George, Gary Allen
Today is doomsday for a young Venezuelan Indian boy's beloved rain forest and its animal life—unless he and a visiting naturalist can save it. "George makes drama large and small out of the minute-by-minute events in an ecosystem . . . gripping ecological theater." —C
Nature's Green Umbrella: Gail Gibbons
'A scientifically accurate book which depicts the complex world of rain forests in easily understood text and sumptuous illustrations. The geography, climate and ecology of the rain forest are explained and the illustrations teem with the flora and fauna.'