Tropical rainforests contain far more species of plants and animals than any other biome. They are home to many resources, but deforestation could result in negative impacts to the planet.
Where are tropical rainforests found?
At latitudes higher than 66.5°
Between 23.5° and 66.5°
Between the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn, 23.5° north and south of the equator
How can temperatures in the tropical rainforest be described?
Very variable throughout the year
Do not vary very much throughout the year
Usually around 15°C
Where are the tallest trees in the rainforest found?
In the emergent layer
In the canopy
In the shrub layer
Which rainforest layer is the second highest, where most plant species are contained?
The emergent layer
What is one reason why the rainforests are so important?
They give out Carbon Dioxide
They provide us with oil
They are a source of medicines
What are epiphytes?
Meat-eating plants that attract insects using smelly nectar and then trap them
Flowering plants that grow on tree trunks and branches to get light
Vine-like plants that grow up a tree to reach the light
What are carnivorous plants?
Plants that eat meat
Plants that grow off trees
Plants that are seasonal
Where do most rainforest animals live?
On the forest floor
In the trees
In the air
What type of farming causes deforestation?
Why have dams been built in the rainforests?
To provide water
To provide a recreational facility
To provide electricity