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Rainforest Terms I

Students pick the term that matches the definition. The terms deal with the rainforest.

Buttress rootssupport the heavy trunks and keep the forest trees upright
Camouflagea method used by certain creatures that pattern their bodies to match their surroundings
Canopyuppermost layer of the rainforest 6-7m thick and 40-50m above the ground
Conservationthe preservation of natural species and environments
Drip-tiplong tip on leaves to help the leaf shed rain
Environmentcombination of conditions in an area that affect the type of things living in it
Epiphytea plant that grows on another plant causing the other no harm
Equatoran imaginary line halfway between the North and South Poles
Extinctionwhen the last member of a certain species dies out and there are no more of them left
Hardwooda wood such as ebony, teak, and mahogany that is strong enough for making furniture
Scavengera creature that feeds on the refuse of others
Slash and burnfarming that is used by poor farmers that need to clear their soil for planting.
topsoil rich earth that lies above the stony ground beneath the rainforest floor
tribea community of people who live together for protection from danger and for a shared way of life
Tropic of Cancer, Tropic of Capricornimaginary lines at about 23.5 degrees north and south of the equator
understoryname for the smaller trees and bushes which make up the middle level of rainforest


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