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Rain Forest
Gifts from the Rain Forest

Rain Forest
Rain Forest


Gifts from the Rain Forest
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 4 to 7
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   7.15

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    arthritis, Caigua, indigenous, malignant, medicinal, rheumatism, luscious, reportedly, exotic, delectable, worldwide, prescription, diets, canopy, cholesterol, colon
     content words:    United States Cancer Institute, United States, Ajos Sacha


Gifts from the Rain Forest
By Colleen Messina
  

1     Imagine a place with a green canopy overhead made completely of large, lush leaves. Imagine a place with unusual creatures peeking at you with their bright eyes from above and below. It might sound like a fantasy, but places like that do exist. They are called rain forests. You might not know it, but you enjoy gifts from the rain forest every day.
 
2     Tropical rain forests grow in a band around Earth's equator. They are vital for the ecology of the planet. Perhaps the most important gift from the rain forest is air. Plants produce oxygen. They also remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Millions of plants and animals live in the rain forests. Rain forests are abundant, amazing habitats.
 
3     The rain forests give us many delicious gifts, too. Cocoa, coffee, and tea come from rain forest plants. Rain forests contain over 3,000 types of fruit. Native people live in the rain forests and eat many of these fruits. People in the western world eat about 200 kinds of rain forest fruits, including papayas, bananas, guavas, and pineapples. And if you think that oranges have a lot of vitamin C, you should know about the camu camu tree. Its fruit has thirty times more vitamin C than oranges.

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Animals
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    Birds  
 
    Deserts  
 
    Fish  
 
    Freshwater  
 
    Grasslands  
 
    Insects  
 
 
    Invertebrates  
 
    Mammals  
 
    Oceans  
 
    Polar Regions  
 
    Rain Forest  
 
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