Resources to help students explore the types of rainforests, ecology, ethical issues surrounding rainforests, and more
- Grades: PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5, 6–8, 9–12
Cross-curricular activities to complement the book by Lucy Baker
Have students explore rain forests with this fact-finding mission.
Online Learning Activities
By studying animals that live in three different endangered environments, students learn how ecosystems sustain wildlife.
Rain Forest Information
A popular field trip for students in Puerto Rico is a visit to the El Yunque Rain Forest, the only tropical rain forest in the United States National Forest System.
The Kids' Environmental Report Card results show that balancing the needs of people and nature is the key to managing Madagascar's fast-disappearing forests.
A new law in Brazil could put the Amazon rainforest in danger. Read more in this article from Scholastic News Interactive.
Students interview biologist and teacher Shauneen Giudice about her experiences studying caterpillars in Costa Rica.
This Grolier Encyclopedia entry defines rain forests (a.k.a. "rainforests") by comparing them to jungles, exploring their ecology, and man's relationship to the biome.
Grolier Online defines the term biome and points out the characteristics that distinguish one biome from another.
Grolier Online defines a canopy and discusses its crucial ecological role.
An article on types of forest, forest resources, and forest management