Tropical Rain Forests

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Vocabulary Word List: 60 words: aboriginal, adaptability, aftermath, attribute, balance, bromeliad, calamity, camouflage, canopies, cascade, conservation, conundrum, crevice, decimate, defoliate, density, deplete, dire, ecosystem, encroach, endangered, environment, extinct, fauna, fledging, flora, foliage, gamut, humidity, husbandry, inhabitant, integral, intermittent, jungle, menagerie, odoriferous, parrots, pervasive, plethora, plunder, precarious, precipitation, predator, prey, primitive, pristine, profuse, quintessential, redolent, remote, reparations, robust, species, succumb, survival, tranquil, tropical, utopia, waterfalls, wildlife

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Vocabulary Word List for Rain Forests (392)
A) Absorption, Abundance, Access, Accessibility, Accommodate, Acid-rain, Adaptation, Advocacy, Advocate, Air plants, Alternatives, Amazon, Amphibians, Appreciation, Aquatic, Atmosphere, Attraction, Awesome
B) Backlash, Bacteria, Balance, Barren, Beauty, Benefit, Biodegradable, Biodiversity, Biota, Birds, Bog, Boost, Botanical, Boundary, Bountiful, Breeze, Brilliant, Bromeliad, Bug, Buttress, Buzz
C) Canopy, Capacity, Carbon dioxide, Care, Catastrophe, Category, Chemicals, Clean-up, Climate, Clouds, Coastal, Combustible, Commercial, Commitment, Community, Condensation, Conservation, Conserve, Conspicuous, Contiguous, Contribution, Conviction, Covering, Creation, Creature, Crown, Crucial, Curb, Current, Cynicism
D) Damage, Decay, Decline, Decompose, Defoliate, Deforestation, Demise, Density, Denude, Deplete, Deplorable, Deposits, Destructive, Detection, Devastation, Development, Difference, Direction, Disaster, Discovery, Disease, Disposable, Diversity, Documentary, Dramatize, Drench, Drought, Dynamic
E) Earth, Ecological, Ecology, Ecosystem, Efficiency, Elimination, Emission, Encroach, Endangered, Endemic, Energy, Enigmatic, Environment, Envision, Epicenter, Equator, Eradicate, Erode, Erosion, Evaporation, Evergreen, Evidence, Evolution, Exclusive, Exhaustion, Expanse, Experience, Exploration, Extinction
F) Failure, Fault, Fauna, Feature, Fern, Fertile, Fibrous, Flora, Flourish, Fluorescence, Food chain, Forestry, Fumigation, Fuss
G) Galvanize, Gander, Gases, Global, Greed, Green, Greenhouse, Groundwater, Guideline
H) Habitat, Harbor, Hazard, Haze, Herbicide, Humidity, Hurricane
I) Impact, Improvements, Incineration, Indigenous, Influence, Inhabit, Initiative, Inquiry, Insects, Insight, Inspiration, Intense, Interference, Inundation, Invade, Investigation
J) Journalists, Journey, Jungle
K) Keen, Keep
L) Landmark, Landscape, Layer, Lianas, Lower canopy
M) Magical, Magnificence, Magnificent, Mammals, Management, Marsh, Maximization, Metamorphosis, Methane, Microbes, Mildew, Moratorium, Morphology, Mortality, Moss, Motion, Movement, Mulch
N) Nascent, National, Native, Natural, Nature, Neglect, Nitrogen, Nontoxic, Nutrients
O) Obliterate, Occupy, Official, Onslaught, Ooze, Opposition, Organism, Organization, Original, Overlook, Ozone
P) Parasite, Passionate, Peril, Permutation, Pesticide, Pests, Petrify, Plants, Plentiful, Pollutant, Pollute, Popular, Popularity, Precipitation, Predator, Predict, Prehistoric, Preservation, Pressure, Pride, Primeval, Pristine, Prize, Proclaim, Prognosis, Program, Progress, Projection, Propagation, Property, Prosperity, Protection, Protest, Public
Q) Query, Quest, Questions, Quiet
R) Rainwater, Recipient, Reclamation, Recognition, Record, Rectify, Refuge, Reliance, Remains, Renewable, Replica, Repository, Reproduction, Reptiles, Rescue, Reserves, Resilience, Resolve, Respect, Restoration, Revitalize, Revival, Rights, Risk, Role, Roots, Rot, Ruin
S) Safety, Salinity, Salute, Salvage, Science, Scientist, Scrap, Sediment, Sentiment, Shelter, Shortage, Skepticism, Slide, Smoke, Solar, Soluble, Species, Speculation, Speech, Spew, Spiel, Splendid, Spotlight, Sprawl, Staunch, Stewardship, Storm, Strangler trees, Stress, Stunning, Success, Sun, Sunlight, Supply, Support, Surface, Survival, Survive, Sustainable, Swamp, Symbiosis, Symptom, Synergy
T) Taint, Task, Temperate, Temperature, Terrain, Thermal springs, Thrive, Thundershower, Timber, Toil, Toxic, Toxin, Tract, Treatment, Trespass, Tribute, Triumph, Tropical, Trumpet, Tsunami
U) Ultimate, Ultraviolet rays, Undeveloped, Unique, Unspoiled, Uplifting, Upper canopy, Uproot
V) Valuable, Vanish, Vapor, Vegetation, Venue, Versatile, Vested interest, Vigilance, Violation, Visible, Vision, Vista, Volatile, Volcano, Volunteers, Vulnerable
W) Wallow, Waste, Water, Waterfall, Weather, Weeds, White water, Wildlife, Wind, Winner, World, World-class, Worldwide, Wreck
X) 
Y) Yield
Z) Zealous, Zero-tolerance, Zone
Rain Forests Lesson Plan subjects:

1. In what countries does heavy rainfall occur that would allow tropical rain forests?
2. What makes the plant life interesting to scientists in rain forests?
3. What kinds of plants grow on tree branches? Why?
4. Animals live in the upper and lower canopies of a rain forest. Name some of them and explain how they can live at various levels, even on the ground.
5. If people live in rain forests, how do they survive? Can you give a few examples?
6. Explain what factors make an area a rain forest?


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