Rainforests By: Ashley Morgan
What is a rainforest? • A rainforest is a forest with many trees, high rainfall, and year-round warm temperatures.
Facts • Rainforests produce 40% of Earth's oxygen • Rainforests belong to the tropical wet climate group. • The temperature in a rainforest rarely gets higher than 93 °F or drops below 68 °F. • Almost all rainforests lie near the equator.
Temperate Rainforests • Temperate Rainforests have cool temperatures. • There are only 10-20 species of trees that grow here.
Plants Indian Paintbrush Liana(vines) • Indian Paintbrush • Lianas (vines) • Epiphyte
Animals Okapi Lemur Poison Dart Frog
Tropical Rainforests • Fifty seven percent of all tropical rainforests are found in Latin America. • They have warm temperatures and have hundreds of different kinds of trees.
Plants Jambu Bengal Bamboo Strangler Figs
Animals Toco Toucan King Cobra Slender Loris
More Facts • Scientists estimate that more than half of all the world's plant and animal species live in tropical rain forests. • About 1/4 of all the medicines we use come from rainforest plants. • A tropical rain forest has more kinds of trees than any other area in the world. • About seventy percent of the plants in a rainforest are trees.
Endangered • Thirty acres of trees are cut in the tropical rainforests every minute. • Rainforests now cover less than 6% of Earth's land.
Resources • http://www.blueplanetbiomes.org/rainforest.htm • http://www.mbgnet.net/sets/rforest/index.htm • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rainforest • http://www.blueplanetbiomes.org/rnfrst_plant_page.htm • http://relly19.tripod.com/