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Tree frogs in the rain forest

Rain Forest Teacher Resources

Teach students about the diverse life and cultures of the rain forest with the teaching resources below. Introduce students to rain forest ecology with lessons and printables on tropical plants, animals, and much more! There are bulletin board ideas for your classroom, articles on amphibians, and activities for wildlife week and Earth Day (April 22). You'll find what you need to connect this science topic with math, language arts, and social studies for all grades.

Whiteboard Compatible Mini-Lessons

The Amazing Rain Forest Mini-Lesson
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Bulletin Boards

Insects Bulletin Board
Insects Bulletin Board Example
Ladybug Pattern

Lesson Plans

Layers of the Rain Forest
Animals of the Rainforest
Rain Forest Products
Plants of the Rain Forest
Endangered Animals Hunt
Estimating Turtle Size and Age
More Rainforest Lesson Plans


Animal Research and Writing
Layers of the Rain Forest Worksheets
Post Card Template
Animals of the Rainforest
Animal Habitat Crossword Puzzle
Rain Forest Animals
Tropical Rain Forest Math
More Popular Rain Forest Printables

Earth Day Activities

Tissue Flower Craft
Plants of the Rain Forest Rubric
What Are the Effects of Deforestation?
Threats to Tropical Rain Forests
More Earth Day Teacher Resources

Natural Resources Conservation

Rain Forest Vocabulary Worksheet
More Popular Activities for Natural Resources Conservation

Rain Forest Activities for Math Class

Rain Forest Facts
Rain Forest Math Lab
Comparing Tree Heights
Modeling Rain Forest Layers
Giant Rain Forest Animals
More Rainforest Activities for Math Class

Rain Forest Art Activities

Rain Forest Art
Your Own Rain Forest
Curious George Takes a Job: Jungle Mural
Rain Forest Animal Favorites
More Rain Forest Art Activities

Rain Forest Activities for Social Studies Class

Reading Warm-Up 24 for Gr. 1 & 2: Geography
The Race of Toad and Deer
Go and Come Back
The Tropics
South American Tropical Rain Forests
Reading a Map of Madagascar
Peoples of the Rain Forest
More Rain Forest Activities for Social Studies Class

Digital Books

Eyewitness: Jungle
Gallery of DK Digital Books for Life Science
Gallery of DK Digital Books for Earth Science

Rain Forest Science Activities

Frog Life Cycle Booklet
About the Tropical Rain Forest
Measuring Turtle Length and Age
Care and Handling of Live Reptiles and Amphibians
Life Science Across the Curriculum Printables Slideshow
More Rain Forest Science Activities

Literature Resources on Rain Forests

Post Cards from the Rain Forest
NSTA Recommends -- Interdisciplinary Connections for Grades K-8
Poke & Look Learning Books
More Literature Resources on Rain Forests

Plants of the Rain Forest

Rain Forest Foods and Spices
Tropical Rain Forest Plant Products
More Rain Forest Plants Resources

Rain Forest Articles

Reptiles and Amphibians Through the Ages
Reptile and Amphibian Defense Systems
Reptile and Amphibian Life Span and Life History
Amphibian Population Declines
Eastern Newt Species Account
NSTA Recommends -- Reptiles and Amphibians
More Rain Forest Articles

Language Arts Activities on Rain Forests

Rain Forest Vocabulary
Orangutan Reading Passage
The Amazing Rain Forest Word Power
Chimpanzee Reading Passage
Animal Research - Plan Ahead
Reading Warm-Up 53 for Gr. 5 & 6: Science
Gorilla Reading Passage
More Popular Language Arts Activities on Rain Forests

Wildlife Week Activities

Why Care About Amphibian Population Decline and Malformations?
Mexican Milksnake and Coralsnake Drawings
Reptile and Amphibian Defense Strategies
Mimics Survive -- Camouflaged Reptiles
Anaconda Reading Passage
Bullfrog Food Web
Long-Lived Turtles
More Popular Rain Forest Wildlife Activities


Galactic Hot Dogs Reading Marathon
Join the Galactic Hot Dogs Reading Marathon! Read each episode as it's re-released with newly revealed facts, behind-the-scenes illustrations, and the inside scoop. Make it official by pledging on the blog to read each chapter with Cosmoe. Your students will love following the exploits of these space travelers, and you'll love the educational elements that can easily be paired to the stories.

Handwashing Awareness
Kids are especially susceptible to contracting and spreading viruses during the winter months. Prevention starts with proper handwashing. Show students how to keep germs away.

March Calendar of Events
March is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: National School Breakfast Week (3/2-6), World Orphan Week (3/4-11), Boston Massacre (3/5/1770), Daylight Saving Time Begins (3/8), International Women's Day (3/8), Teen Tech Week (3/8-14), Pi Day (3/14), St. Patrick's Day (3/17), Spring Begins (3/20), Make Your Own Holiday Day (3/26), and World Theatre Day (3/27). Plus, celebrate Deaf History Month (3/15-4/15), Music In Our Schools Month, Women's History Month, and Youth Art Month!

Poptropica Teaching Guides
Poptropica is one of the Internet's most popular sites for kids—and now it's available as an app for the iPad! It's not just a place to play games; each of the islands featured on the site provides a learning opportunity. Check out our teaching guides to four of Poptropica's islands: 24 Carrot Island, Time Tangled Island, Mystery Train Island, and Mythology Island.

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Women's History Month
March is Women's History Month. Talk to your students about the accomplishments women have made—as well as the adversity they have faced.

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