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According to the National Geographic, rainforests could vanish from the planet completely within the next century if current deforestation rates continue."   Here's a really cool infographic that illustrates the many, many reasons why we can't let that happen:
from The Huffington Post

50 Reasons Why The Rainforest Rules

According to the National Geographic, rainforests could vanish from the planet completely within the next century if current deforestation rates continue." Here's a really cool infographic that illustrates the many, many reasons why we can't let that happen:

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from Greener Ideal

Rainforest Facts – Infographic

Rainforest Facts from Oak Furniture UK: http://www.greenerideal.com/science/0423-rainforest-facts-infographic/ #rainforest

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You've Heard About This Problem With Our Trees, But Do You Really Know How Big It Is?
from Upworthy

You've Heard About This Problem With Our Trees, But Do You Really Know How Big It Is?

A good infographic on Deforestation. My students have been doing DNA barcoding to identify species of trees, and determine the native species that best sequester carbon dioxide. I thought this infographic did a good job of simplifying why deforestation is an issue worldwide.

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A Trip to the Rainforest - 11 minute animated video about a school trip to the rainforest in Brazil, also introduces the people who might live in the rainforest

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All Black for sanctuary windows and then green cut-out leaves. People could cut the leaves out at home!

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Here's a great story for kids. A day-in-the-life of a boy from Brazil as he goes to school. Would make a great teaching resource!

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from MomJunction

19 Must Know Rainforest Facts For Kids

19 Must Know Facts About Rain forest For Kids: Read our post and get the answers to these questions and more.

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Rain Forest Bulletin Boards: I would have my students conduct a short research project about one animal that lives in the rainforest. Afterwards they would use a varitey of materials to re-create their animal. We would display the animal and the facts.

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Do you care about #FairTrade? Do you know what fair trade means? Great infographic via @paprikashop

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