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Rain Forests – The Most Populated Forests

Everything seems bigger in the rainforest. In the rainforest, grow huge trees and plants with large leaves. Brightly colored birds and tree frogs live there. The rain forests have more species of plants and animals than anywhere else on earth. For example, in 2 ½ acres of the Appalachian Mountains, you might find 30 species of trees.

In a rainforest, you might find as many as 300 types of trees. One small area of a rain forest contains more frog species than all the frogs in North America.

  • pineapple come from rain forests.
    Many of the foods we love come from the rain forest. Chocolate, pineapple and cinnamon all come from rain forests. Keep reading for more all about rain forests.
  • Why is there so much life in the rain forest? The rain forests are all located near the equator in Africa, Asia, Australia and Central and South America. These places are warm and rainy. It never snows and the temperature never drops much below 70 degrees. Some places get 1 inch of rain or more every day. All this rain and warmth helps plants grow. When plants grow in abundance, animals have plenty to eat.

  •  colored birds live in rain forests.
    Brightly colored birds live in rain forests.

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Fun Facts about Rain Forests for Kids

  • About 30 million species of plants and animals live in the rain forest.
  • The rain forests hold more than two-thirds of the world’s plant species.
  • Many of the foods we love come from the rain forest. Chocolate, pineapple and cinnamon all come from rain forests. Rubber and medicines also come from rain forests.
  • Rain forests have a canopy of dense branches and leaves. Most of the rain forest animals and plants live in the canopy.
  • Not much light reaches the rain forest floor. In fact, the ground is often bare. The soil here is often hard and lacking in nutrients.
plants and animals live in the rain forest.

About 30 million species of plants and animals live in the rain forest.

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rain forest animals and plants live in the canopy

Rain Forest
Vocabulary

  • Abundance: plentiful
  • Canopy: roof or shelter
  • Nutrient: compounds plants need to grow and thrive

Rain forests have a canopy of dense branches and leaves. Most of the rain forest animals and plants live in the canopy.

Learn More All About Rain Forests

Explore the rain forest in this video:

A video about the layers of the rain forest.

rain forests are all located near the equator in Africa

The rain forests are all located near the equator in Africa, Asia, Australia and Central and South America.

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Rain Forest QUESTIONS & ANSWERS for kids

 

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What are the names of the different types of rainforests? +
Why are rainforests called rainforests? +
What are the different layers of a rainforest called? +

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