Rainforest

List of References and Resources:Websites:

Rainforest Research:

http://www.carrollk12.org/instruction/elemcurric/elemitf/k5links/grade2/rainforest/rainforest.html 

EnchantedLearning

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/rainforest/animals/Sampling.shtmlPlenty of information and pictures about the Rainforest

A Jungle Journey : Rainforests in Danger
http://www.slc.k12.ut.us/ww2/tamarap/rforest.htm
A webquest from 6th grade students in Salt Lake School District.

Keep Your Eye on the Rainforest
http://www.slc.k12.ut.us/ww2/stevaneg/rainforest.htm
A webquest from 5th and 2nd grade students in Salt Lake School District.

Rainforest Action Network
http://www.ran.org/ran/
This is one of the best for rainforest information. You'll find info on rainforest plants and animals.  Check out the online quiz, the Kid's Corner, and the fact sheets.

Rainforest Database
http://www.rain-tree.com/plants.htm
A rainforest is a framework of trees which supports a huge variety of animals and other plant forms.
 

Tropical Forests
http://www.panda.org/kids/wildlife/idxtrpmn.htm
There are three main regions of tropical rainforest: in Central and South America, in West and Central Africa, and in Southeast Asia.

All About Rainforests
http://www.ZoomDinosaurs.com/subjects/rainforest/
Great rainforest information geared to students from
Zoom School.

Greenkeepers
http://www.greenkeepers.com/
Explore the rainforest with KuKura, guardian of the rainforest, as your guide.

What's It Like Where You Live : Rainforest
http://www.mobot.org/MBGnet/sets/rforest/index.htm
From the Missouri Botannical Gardens. This general site has good information about other biomes as well.

Rainforest Alliance
http://www.rainforest-alliance.org/
Check out the "For Kids and Teachers" section for activities, fact sheets, and more.

Cultural Survival
http://www.cs.org/
Choose "Education & Outreach" from the menu on the left. Then choose "Classroom Resources" for activities to use in the classroom.

Science in the Rainforest
http://www.pbs.org/tal/costa_rica/

Rainforest Information Centre
http://www.rainforestinfo.org.au/
This site is updated weekly. Choose "Education" from the menu. Choose "Top 10 Stories" to read current news articles about rainforests around the world.

Washington Wilderness
http://www.wawild.org/
Maritime temperate rainforest.

The Tropical Rainforest in Suriname
http://www.pbs.org/tal/costa_rica/epiphyte.html
A virtual tour. Suriname is a small country at the top of South America near Venezuela.

Rainforests : Diversity and Destruction
http://www.davesite.com/rainforests/
Australia has both tropical and temperate rainforests.

Photo-Journey Through a Costa Rican Rainforest
http://www.ecofuture.org/pk/pkar9512.html
Great photographs.

Amazon Interactive
http://www.eduweb.com/amazon.html
Explore the geography of the Ecuadorian Amazon through online games and activities. Learn about the rainforest and the Quichua people who call it home. Discover the ways in which the Quichua live off the land. Then try your hand at running a community-based ecotourism project along the Río Napo.

Amazon Brazil
http://hometown.aol.com/pochetti5/Amazon-Brazil.html
"There are about 4 billion hectares of forest in the world, of which about 25 percent is tropical rainforest."

Temperate Rainforest
http://www.cotf.edu/ete/modules/temprain/temprain.html
Temperate rainforests in the Pacific northwest. There are student modules and activities and a teacher page.

Under the Umbrella of the Tropical Rainforest
http://teacher.esuhsd.org/webquests/webquests/rainforest.html
A student webquest.

Exploratorium : Exploring the Amazon
http://www.exploratorium.edu/learning_studio/news/february97.html
Great information about the

South America : Amazon Rainforest
http://www.mrdowling.com/712-amazon.html
Made by a 6th grade teacher. The site has other 6th grade units, many on ancient civilizations.

River of Venom
http://www.accessexcellence.org/rov/
From
Access Excellence (a place in cyberspace for biology teaching and learning), this is an online rainforest mystery for you to solve.

Virtual Rainforest
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/earthpulse/rainforest/index_flash.html
From
National Geographic.

Manu : Peru's Hidden Rainforest
http://www.pbs.org/edens/manu/
The people, the flora and fauna, the history. Choose "Classroom Resources" to find lesson plans.

Alaska Rainforest
http://www.akrain.org/
Temperate rainforests.

World Rainforest Movement
http://www.wrm.org.uy/
Choose "Tropical Forests" from the main page. You can then choose rainforest information by country.

Tropical Rainforest Coalition
http://www.rainforest.org/
Select "Rainforest Facts". You can also see what schools are doing to support rainforest preservation.

Photographing Tortuguero
http://photo2.si.edu/turtles/turtletop.html
Photographs from a Smithsonian photographer.

Wildlife Conservation Society
http://www.wcs.org/
More on conservation

Project Amazonas
http://www.petsforum.com/PA/
The ecology, plants, animals, etc. of the Peruvian part of the Amazon.

Rainforest Wordsearch
http://www.thepotters.com/puzzles/kids/rforest.html
A printable wordsearch.

Rain Bird
http://www.rainbird.com/rainforest/index.htm
Grade level activities about the rainforest.