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Tropical Rainforest Biome Facts: Lesson for Kids

Instructor: Alexandra Owens

Alexandra has taught middle school science and has a master's degree in Math and Science Education.

Join me on a trip through the tropical rainforest biome. This land biome is home to over half of the world's species of plant and animals with a warm and humid climate.

What is the Tropical Rainforest Biome?

Pack your bag to come with me on a trek through the tropical rainforest! Don't worry about bringing a coat because the tropical rainforest is near the equator, which means it will be plenty warm. Be ready to get wet because these warm temperatures also come with a lot of rain and humidity. Lastly, you may want to bring some bug spray to protect your skin from all the insects that live here. Are you ready? Let's go!

The tropical rainforest is full of plants and animals. The weather is very warm and rainy due to its location near the equator.
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The tropical rainforest is the wettest land biome in the world. A land biome is a large area of land with similar climate, plants, and animals. The tropical rainforest gets its name for obvious reasons: it is warm and rainy! This land biome is home to over half of all the plant and animal species on the entire planet. There are large rainforests in South America, Africa, and Asia. I think you'll agree that this is a very special place!

Tropical Rainforest Climate

We might need an umbrella because the tropical rainforest is a very rainy place. The amount of rain in a year can range from 50 inches up to 260 inches, or more! That is higher than a two-story house! With all this rain the plants sure are happy. If you look up you will see that the trees are huge. There are so many trees and plants that it is hard to see the sky.

Temperatures in the tropical rainforest are very warm year-round. Temperatures rarely drop below 70°F, so no hats and mittens are needed here! The weather is also very humid. This means that the air has a lot of water moisture in it. It may cause your shirt to stick to your skin and the air to feel thick to breathe.

Many animals, like this spider monkey, live in the canopy of the trees. Here they can find plenty of food.
monkey

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