Rain Forest


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Rain Forest

A forest that receives at least 68 inches of rain per year. Rain forests are responsible for a large proportion of Earth's oxygen turnover, and are home to numerous plant and animal species. Environmental degradation has threatened the future of rain forests, and various governments have taken steps to protect them.
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The four layers of the rain forest, correctly labeled.
Take the position of one of the following--a major industry that relies on logging; a scientist studying Amazonian wildlife; a member of an indigenous Amazon tribe; or a farm worker--and debate whether the destruction of original rain forest is less significant now that new forests are growing in the tropics.
Rain forests are found on every continent, except Antarctica.
These hunters show the capacity to connect their survival to the vibrancy of the rain forest.
In a 1999 Rolling Stone article, photojournalist Sebastio Salgado wrote about his visit to the Amazon rain forest to document the displacement of the native peoples of Brazil.
Our fourth grade rain forest quilts evolved from a meshing of different themes from science, social studies, and art curriculums.
Full text-to-speech, audio instructions and photo descriptions guide blind students through the rain forest.
It's often said that there's no place in the world like Costa Rica: active volcanos, carefully protected rain forests, secluded beaches and undersea coral reefs.
At the end of a unit on rain forests, the students transformed the classroom in Burien, Washington's Sylvester Middle School into an interactive rain-forest display that had real rain dousing the heads of visitors.
AS MORE AND MORE of the tropical rain forest is clear cut for ranching or development, isolated forest fragments are left where large tracts of continuous forest once stood.
Developed by CSIRO's Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research in collaboration with other institutions and with the Rainforest Cooperative Research Centre, Australian Tropical Rain Forest Trees and Shrubs is a computer-based, interactive system on CD-ROM that almost anyone can handle.