A rainforest or rain forest is a dense forest that is composed of very tall trees with broad leaves. Most rainforests are found around the equator, such as the one along the Amazon river. These are considered to be warm climate or tropical rainforests. There are also moderate climate rainforests, such as the one located in Oregon. One main weather condition that creates a rainforest is having a lot of annual rainfall in a region.

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Amazon Interactive
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] Found out where the Amazon is, how much rain a rainforest receives, who lives there, and how the native people earn a living.
Amazonia Fun Quest
[ Kids ] A kid-safe place to learn about the people, plants and animals of the Brazilian Amazon Rain Forest. Offers activities, games, puzzles and fun information about the Negro River area of Brazil.
Live From The Rainforest
[ Kids/Teens ] A virtual expedition into the heart of our planet's largest rainforest, guided by some of the world's leading biologists.
Plants of the Machiguenga
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] A combination travelogue and scientific inquiry into medicinal uses of rain forest plants. Neurologist Ethan Russo examines the people and wildlife of this Amazonian tribe in Parque Nacional del Manu.
[ Kids ] Has facts and activities about Rain Forest animals and plants. Includes printable animal patterns, word searches and color sheets.
Sandy Wiseman's Photo-Journey Through a Costa Rican Rainforest
[ Kids ] Shares an exquisite journey through a tropical rainforest in Costa Rica, near the Rara Avis lodge.
Save The Rainforest
[ Kids/Teens ] Fact sheets, photos, and ideas about ways to help save the rainforest.
Sounds of the Rainforest
[ Kids ] Features the sounds of nature including birds, the environment, amphibians, reptiles, and mammals.
Tirimbina Rainforest Center
[ Kids/Teens ] Rainforest preservation, education, and research project sponsored by the Milwaukee Public Museum and the Riveredge Nature Center in the Sarapiquí region of Costa Rica.
Tropical Rain Forests
[ Kids ] Tropical rain forests once blanketed the Earth like a wide green belt around the equator. Now they're disappearing at a rate of 93,000 square miles per year. Find out why they're important and learn what's destroying them.
Tropical Rainforest
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] Find description, global position, climate, and information on specific plants and animals of this biome.
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