Explore our rainforests

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By Christina Bakerwriter, teacher and educational journalist

Engage your class in some cross-curricular learning, all themed around the fascinating topic of rainforests

Three-Toed Sloth © www.worldswildlifewonders.com/istockphoto.com

Don’t forget to download the resources that accompany this topic…

Interactive resource, ‘Rainforest factfile’

Rainforest factfile

Poster, ‘Endangered rainforest wildlife’

Endangered rainforest wildlife

Activity sheets: ‘Rainforest vocabulary’, ‘Suka’s story’, ‘The Yanomami’ and ‘The deforestation debate’

The Yanomami

Rainforests cover only around six per cent of the planet’s surface, yet what an impact they have on our lives! They are not only beautiful, but crucial to our existence. They regulate the climate. They provide food, medicine and materials that we use each day (like rubber and wood). They are also home to more than half of the world’s animal and plant species (many as yet undiscovered). Studying rainforests can inspire a wealth of cross-curricular learning and also link to relevant themes like the protection of the environment.

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  1. Jade
    on 5 June 2017

    Cool

    I love animals and I think you are a good story writer