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Forest VR 360


(Image source: askabiologist.asu.edu)

Take a look at the virtual rainforest in Panama. You can listen to the animals and explore the plant life.

Books In the Library

100 Facts Rainforests

Discover what makes rainforest habitats so special and find out why they are disappearing and how people can help to conserve them. Exactly 100 facts accompanied by revealing photographs and detailed artwork will challenge children, acting as an incentive as they make their way through the book.

Rainforest

Take a walk on the wild side, and experience the wonders of the rainforest. From fearsome tree snakes to giant spiders, this book will help you discover all kinds of amazing creatures you may never have seen before!

The Amazon

In The Amazon find out everything you need to know about this amazing rainforest. Read about the animals and people that live there and the dangers that they face. This book is part of Project X Origins, a ground-breaking guided reading programme for the whole school.

Does it always rain in the rain forest? : questions and answers about tropical rain forests

From simple questions like "Where are tropical rain forests?" to complex ones like "What happens to plants, animals, and people as rain forests disappear?," this book delivers the answers kids want.

Rainforests

This visual guide to rainforest around the globe gives details of their incredible range of exotic animals, colourful plants and native peoples. Watch a jaguar pounce, swim with piranhas, encounter an electric eel and discover how rainforests are one of the world's most important habitats.

Wild Borneo : the wildlife and scenery of Sabah, Sarawak, Brunei and Kalimantan

From the heights of Mount Kinabalu to pristine coral-fringed islands off-shore with vast tracts of lush rainforest between, this diversity of habitats supports a tremendous array of endearing and intriguing species. There are mammals, lizards, snakes and frogs that fly, fish that 'walk' on mud, monkeys that dive and swim, plants that eat insects and flowers the size of dustbin lids. 

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About Rainforests

(Video source: GeoDome)

Rainforests get a lot of rain—between 50 and 260 inches every year and they receive more intense sun rays than you could find anywhere else on Earth! Most tropical rainforests are found in locations close to the equator like:

  •  Africa
  • Central America
  • parts of Asia

Find out more in the links below:

Plants in the Rainforest


Insects trapped inside a pitcher plant

Rainforests are home to an incredible number of plants. The Amazon Rainforest alone provides a habitat for over 40,000 plant species! However, in a rainforest there is competition for sunlight and nutrients; plants have to adapt to find their place in the ecosystem.

Read more in the links below:

Plants also play a vital role in the cycle of absorption, evaporation, and rain within the tropical rainforest. Watch the video to learn more:

Animals in the Rainforest


Capybara in a river

The rainforest is home to more than half of the world's animals. All types of creatures are represented, from tiny insects to large mammals. As there is great competition for natural resources for the animals living in the rainforest, they have adapted to the environment for survival. 

Did you know that the rainforest has 4 layers?

(Video source: GeoDiode)