Rainforest Investigations:

Rainforest Chemical Ecology

Lessons and Activities




A rainforest is a forested biome with an average rainfall of 50 to 260 inches (125 to 660 centimeters) a year. Often the rainforest will get 100 inches of rain in a year.  There is usually a brief time when there is less rain.  The average humidity is between 77 to 88%.  The temperature in the rainforest rarely gets higher than 93F (34C) or drops below 68F (20C).  The soil in the rainforest can be poor because high rainfall tends to leach out the nutrients.  This biome is found in both temperate and tropical climates. 


Rainforest Ecology and Bioprospecting

Butterfly & Moth Lifecycle



Experiments for the Classroom

Rainforest Experiments



Recommended Readings and Links to Resources