We learned about the amazing rainforest habitat!
The Great Kapok Tree is a story that explains why it is so important to protect the rainforests!
We learned about the rainforest animals that live in the Great Kapok Tree!
The Great Kapok Tree is home to many rainforest animals!
The animals, reptiles, birds, and insects all rely on the trees for protection, for oxygen, and to find food!
We wrote creature feature reports about our favorite creature!
This is Grandpa!
He is one of the oldest trees in the rainforest!
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These readers research rainforest books to read!!!
Everything lives in different layers of the rainforest!
EMERGENT - 4th floor
This is where there's lots of sunlight! The tallest trees tower to 200 feet! It is home to eagles, monkeys, bats, and butterflies!
CANOPY - 3rd floor
This is where the forest forms a roof over the 2nd and 1st floors. Here you will find a maze of branches and leaves. It is home to lemurs, spider monkeys, toucans, butterflies, parrots, sloths, and orangutans!
UNDERSTORY - 2nd floorPlants grow up to 12 feet with leaves as large as umbrellas to reach the sunlight! There are lots of vines too. This layer provides great camouflage to jaguars, red-eyed tree frogs, leopards, and many insects!
FLOOR - 1st floor
It's very dark down here because the sun is blocked by all the trees and plants. Dead leaves, mushrooms, molds, and mildew make up the floor. The giant anteater, bugs, lizards, and the giant anaconda can be found creeping on the floor!
Papaya, bananas, pineapple, ginger, and avocado are rainforest fruits!
There are lots of other foods whose ingredients originally came from the rainforest:
chocolate, popcorn, cola, salsa, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, eggplants, coconuts, mangos, peppers, peanuts, corn, and rice are just a few!
OUR RAINFOREST SAMPLE MENU!
(caffeine and sugar-free, of course!)
DID YOU KNOW???
It rains almost every day in the rainforest.
Over thirty million insects live in the rainforest.
1 out of 4 ingredients in our medicine is from rainforest plants.
Giant bamboo plants can grow up to 9 inches a day.
An area of a rainforest the size of a football field is being destroyed each second.
About 2,000 trees per minute are cut down in the rainforests.
Let's do everything we can to save them!