Starbeck Education
 

Specialist supplier of inexpensive, exciting & unusual artefacts.

Rainforest Resources

Rainforest Resources for teaching and learning about this diverse biome.  Includes resource packs, seed pods, booklets, photopacks and more teaching resources.

Rainforest Starbox

Rainforest Starbox

SB_132

Jungle Photicular Book

Jungle Photicular Book

SA_102

Images of Brazil

Images of Brazil

SA_221

Caboclo Photopack

Caboclo Photopack

SA_224

3 x Rainforest Enquirer

3 x Rainforest Enquirer

SA_225

3 x Toucan Times

3 x Toucan Times

SA_226

Carved Macaw

Carved Macaw

SA_240

Rainforest Backdrop

Rainforest Backdrop

SA5000

3 x Cocoa Pods

3 x Cocoa Pods

NT_480

Cocoa Beans

Cocoa Beans

NT_238

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What is a Rainforest?

Rainforests nearest to the equator, where the climate is very hot and wet all through the year, are evergreen because the trees can grow all of the time and so are always in leaf.  They are found in South and Central America, Central Africa, Indonesia, Malaysia and the north eastern tip of Australia.

There are other, temperate rainforests in areas such as the northwest Pacific coast of America, in the cooler parts of Central America and India.. These are much cooler, but experience very high rainfall during the wet  season. The rainforests in these areas are deciduous and the trees lose their leaves during the dry season.

The world’s largest remaining tropical rainforest is the Amazon which covers countries such as Argentina, Peru, Paraguay and Uruaguay but the majority, 60% of the Amazon, lies in Brazil.  The second largest is in central Africa in the Congo Basin where two-thirds are found in the Democratic Republic of Congo.