This article is part of a four-part series on Biodiversity consisting of the following articles:

  1. Biodiversity
  2. Deforestation
  3. Palm Oil
  4. Conservation

Each has been taken from the Mongabay main site and adapted to meet 3rd grade educational standards. Ideally, they are to be read in the above order.

Also note that we provide remedial-reading versions for each of the four articles. These versions are designed to meet 3rd grade science standards, but 2nd grade reading standards.


1. How do orangutans help the forest?

2. Where do tropical rainforests grow?

    a) On every continent.

    b) Near the equator.

    c) Near oceans.

3. Why do rainforests grow there? Pick two.

    a) It is hot and humid.

    b) It can rain every day.

    c) There are many animals.

4. Name two reasons rainforests are cut down.

5. What do rainforests provide for our planet?