Cyberhunt Kids

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Head down the Amazon and learn cool rainforest facts. You can write your answers on the reproducible supplied by your teacher or on a separate sheet of paper. When you click on the “Find the Answer” buttons you will be leaving Scholastic.com Every Web site that we link to was reviewed by our team. But sites change and many sites have links to other sites which we have not reviewed. Be sure to get permission from your parents or teacher before leaving this site and remember the surf-safe mantra: never give out your full name or other personal information online. You wouldn’t tell a stranger this information, and you shouldn’t tell it to someone online either!

Name:______________________________________________

The vast Amazon river basin is one of the world’s great rainforests. Where is it located? a. Africa b. Europe c. Australia d. South America

Find the answer at :

www.eduweb.com/rainforest/worldmap.html

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Rainforests, such as the Amazon, make up only 2 percent of the earth’s surface. Yet more than _______ of the world’s plant and animal species are found there.

Find the answer at : www.ran.org/info_center/about_rainforests.html

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The Amazon rainforest is made up of three layers: the canopy of treetops high in the air, the emergent (middle layer), and the dark understory (the ground layer).

Where is most rainforest life found? ______________________

Find the answer at : www.pbs.org/journeyintoamazonia/bigtop.html

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The Amazon rainforest gets _____ feet of rain every year. At this Web site, click on your state to compare its average rainfall to the Amazon.

Find the answer at : www.eduweb.com/rain/rainfall.html

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The Amazon and rainforests around the world are in urgent need of conservation. Give two reasons why the rainforest is important. ____________________________________________________ __________________________________.

Find the answer at : www.davesite.com/rainforests/review2.shtml

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There are more than 2,000 species of fish in the Amazon river, including the ____________________, known for its razor-sharp teeth.

Find the answer at : www.animalsoftherainforest.com/piranha.htm

(if you’re asked for a username and password, just click “Okay”)

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The Amazon is home to more than 50 species of monkeys. The smallest is the ___________________, which would fit in the palm of your hand.

Find the answer at : http://nationalzoo.si.edu/Animals/Primates/Facts/FactSheets/PygmyMarmosets/default.cfm

An Instructor magazine reproducible. © 2002 Scholastic Inc. Teachers may make copies of this page for students.

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