Amazon Rainforest Webquest

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Brazil and Its Neighbors

Follow The Frog!
Follow The Frog!

"Saving the Rain Forest"

Introduction

In this chapter you learned about the land, people, and economies of Brazil and the countries that surround
it (Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, Venezuela,Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana). One of the most important
and impressive landforms in Brazil is the Amazon rain forest. This huge forest is home to up to 30 percent of the
animal and plant life on Earth. However, the Amazon is in danger—every day it grows smaller as trees are cut
down to make room for roads and farmland, or to gain access to the resources contained within the rain forest. In this
activity you will visit the Rainforest Action Network to learn more about this endangered region and about what
you can do to protect it.

Follow The Frog from Max Joseph on Vimeo.


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Directions: Students will use the following links to complete the online survey:

Treasures of the Amazon
Rain in the Amazon
Rainforest Facts and Layers
Products of the Rainforest
Journey to the Amazon
Destruction of the Rainforest

When you complete the online survey, students will be given a foldable of the 4 layers of the rainforest.
Students will use the above links to identify general facts on the left side of the foldable and animals and
vegetation on the right side of the foldable in class. Students will have an opportunity to watch the video
"Amazon: The Flooded Forest" to complete more animals and facts to place on the back of their foldable.

Map Links of South America

Political Map of South America
Physical Map of South America
Political and Physical Map of South America
Video Links on Amazon Rain Forests
Virtual Field Trip - Amazon Rainforest
http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips/the-amazon-rainforest/8975.html
http://compulsivetraveler.tv/videos/313-The-Amazon-Rainforest
http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/habitats/Tropical_and_subtropical_moist_broadleaf_forests
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x4ms94_wildlife-of-the-amazon-rainforest_animals
Play an Amazon Rain Forest Game
http://www.pbs.org/journeyintoamazonia/explorer.html

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