Tropical Treasure Hunt
An Internet Treasure Hunt on Rain Forests
|An Internet treasure hunt involves
searching the Internet for valuable nuggets of information. In this hunt, you will explore
questions about the rain forests on our earth. Your clues will be found within the web
sites listed below the questions. Search your clues carefully to discover the wondrous
treasures of the rain forest!
- Copy the questions on paper or in your journal.
Below each question, leave space to write the answer.
- Search each web site to find the answers to the
questions. Write them under the questions.
- For each answer, name the source of your information
- When you have found the answers to all the
questions, discuss the Talk It Over questions with your research buddy or someone else who
is working on this Treasure Hunt.
- If you were a rain forest animal, what would you
tell humans about rain forest destruction? Your final task will be to write a speech from
an animal's point of view.
- Where in the world are rain forests located?
- What is the climate of a rain forest like?
- What kinds of plants and animals live in the rain
- What are the layers in the rain forest? Name and
describe each one.
- Why are rain forests important to us?
- Why are people cutting down rain forests?
- What are some of the problems caused by
- What are three things kids can do to help save the
Clues (Web Sites)
Talk It Over
|Now that you have discovered some of
the treasures of the rain forest, talk over these questions:
- Why do you think rain forests are important to us
even if we don't live near one?
- What would happen if all rain forests were
- What do you think should be done about the rain
Animals Speak Out!
|Imagine you are a rain forest animal
that has been given the power of speech. What would you say to humans about rain forest
destruction? In the lower corner of a large sheet of paper or poster board, draw a small
picture of your favorite rain forest animal. Then draw a large speech bubble next to the
animal. Write your animal's speech in the bubble. Be sure to tell why the rain forest is
important and what should be done about the rain forest problem.
Questions or Comments? Email Laura Candler with your feedback.