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The Third Rock From The Sun?

SAMPLE BIOME SLIDE SHOW

Students may construct it in any format that is understandable.

Back to  Biomes

 

 

                               

Tropical Rainforest

 

The tropical rainforest is found near Earth's equator.  The world's largest tropical rainforests are in:
  • South America

  • Africa

  • South America

One of the most known tropical forest The Amazon, is located in Brazil, South America. 


                     

Climate

 

Tropical Rainforest are a hot and very moist biome. Although tropical rainforests receive 12 hours of sunlight daily, very little sunlight ever reaches the ground.  So it stays very wet close to the ground.

Temperature:  75 degrees - 80  degrees

Rain:    60 to 160 inches throughout the year

 

                                                  
                

Tropical Rainforest Animals

 


Tropical rainforests have the greatest number and variety of animals than any other biome.   Over 15 million kinds of plants and animals live in this biome. 

The reason for this is because:

  • It is warm.

  • It has water all year long.

  • There are so many plants and animals there is always food to eat. 

 Some animals include:

  • monkeys

  • birds

  • snakes 

  • frogs

  • jaguars and many, many more                                               

Since there are so many trees the animals hide in the trees from their predators.

                                    
                   

Tropical Rainforest Plants


The tropical rainforest has so many trees that it forms three different layers--the canopy, the understory, and the ground layer. The top layers are giant trees that are very old. The middle layer has big trees and on top of the branches of these trees many small plants attach themselves so they can live. Some of these plants are:

  • orchids                                                                                      (There are over 450 kinds of flowers). 

  • giant ferns

  • bromeliads 

  • a variety of vines

  • Insect eating plants              

                           

              

Nonliving Things

Nonliving things that you would find in this biome are like most places; you can find nonliving things in:

  • soil

  • water 

  • rocks

 

                  

Pictures and information obtained from:

Enchanted Learning

Earth's Systems  

NASA's Classroom of the Future

                                                 Biomes

 

 

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