Rainforests are one of the most critical habitats on the planet. Rainforests, which get their names because of the high amount of rain they get, are home to an unbelievable number of unique species of animals, plants, and insects. This lesson will explain the four levels of a rainforest and the unique types of life that are found in each layer.
This lesson also discusses why rainforests are so important to humanity. More than 30 million people live in the Amazon, for example. Plus, plants and trees play an important role in carbon dioxide, making it worrisome that an estimated 70,000 to 80,000 acres of tropical rainforest are lost every single day!