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Kids love to learn about magical rainforests because they hold so many secrets. Here are some of the greatest sites for kids to explore rainforests online.
Rainforests of the World
A site with indepth easy to understand information about the rainforest. Includes information about the types of rainforests, where they are located and the plants and animals of the rainforest.
Mysterious Journey--Rain Forest from ThinkQuest
Indepth information about rainforests can be found at this site. Focuses on the rainforest animals, plants and climates plus explores the issues of farming, deforestation and conservation of rainforests.
This site features many pictures and multimedia presentations. Covers just about everything about the rainforest including the layers, threats, medicines that come from rainforests, fun and games plus virutal tours thru several different rainforests. Navigation is a little tricky though (mouse-over the pictures at the top of the site for drop down menus).
Passport to the Rainforest
A very nice graphical site about the rainforest. Includes information about the rainforest's geosystem, ecosystem, and researchers. Includes a section for educators.
Rainforests are home to more than half of the world's animals. Here is some great information about these animals of the rainforest.
How Stuff Works - The Rainforest
How stuff works presents the basics that you need to know about the rainforest. Includes information about the trees, strangler and buttresses, animals of the rainforest, deforestation and more.
From the UK. Includes rainforest facts, rainforest maps, projects and more.
Rainforest Animal Facts
Quick information about many of the rainforest animals. Includes graphics (not actual pictures) showing what the animal looks like.
Some very sobering and interesting facts about the rainforest.
For younger readers. Includes basic information, where rainforests are, rainforest animal printouts and puzzles and quizzes about the rainforest.
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