The tropical Rainforest is home for some of the most unusual plant and animal life on Earth. Many different types of animals live there. You are going to learn more about the rainforest and the plants and animals who are at home there.
You will begin your quest by taking a tour. (Before you begin your quest you should know the difference between a plant, an animal and an insect.) Look and listen as you take your tour. You will search the rainforest to find its inhabitants (the things that live there). When finished you will predict what would happen to the inhabitants if the rainforest was cut down.
At the computer:
Many animals live in the rainforest so it is a noisy place.
Listen to the sounds of the rainforest. Click on:
Teacher Tip: If using Netscape on a Windows computer, click the back button after listening to the sound. If the sound opens in Windows Media Player, close the sound window after each sound has been played. Sounds can be downloaded and played offline if using a Macintosh computer.
photographs and all sounds by: Marco Bleeker http://www.euronet.nl/users/mbleeker/suriname/suri-eng.html
Howler Monkey and Parrot photographs by Gerald
R. Urquhart Ph.D.
Take a tour of the Rainforest. (Read all directions before you begin.)
Let's get started! Remember; choose Option 1
Start Virtual Rainforest Tour
In the classroom: (A group activity)
Rainforest: A Virtual Interactive Tour created by Gerald R. Urquhart
Virtual Tour of the Surinam Rainforest
Rainforest Hidden Life Worksheet
Students will self-check their Rainforest Hidden Life Worksheet as they work with the group to identify whether the inhabitants of the rainforest belong in the category: plant, animal or insects.
After completing your Rainforest WebQuest you will know of many plants, animals, and insects who live in the rainforest. You will discover how important the rainforest is to the living things who call it home.