by Patti Embry, Caneyville Elementary

What do you think? Do you think it is important to take care of the rainforests? Is it important to take care of its native animals? Why should we care whether or not the animals and rainforests are taken care of? What do you think?



The Amazon Rainforest

Should We Take Care of It?


Choose a partner or a buddy to go on this webquest with you.  Ask and discuss with each other the following questions:

Now, have either of you ever been to the largest river in the world?  Do you know what it is?  It's located in South America which is the continent below North America.  It is called the Amazon River.

The Amazon River is surrounded by huge tropical rainforests.  I bet you've heard of a rainforest before.  You have probably read about them in books or magazines, heard about them on the news, or learned about them in school.  What types of plants, trees, and animals are in a rainforest?  Why do you think rain forests are so important?  

During this webquest, you are going to learn about rainforests and why they are important to everyone and everything on this earth.  You and your partner will have three tasks to complete in order to complete this webquest.

While completing this webquest, you will be reading a wonderful book.  It is called The Great Kapok Tree by author Lynne Cherry.  Before you begin your adventure, check out Lynne Cherry's website.  You can find it here:

Lynne Cherry



Now, let's begin!