Types of Forests, Science Game for Kids

Play this Forest Ecosystems Science Game to practice different types of forest ecosystems and learn about the animals and plants that depend on them. Forests can be classified into three main types, namely: tropical rainforests, coniferous or boreal forests, and deciduous forests. Some forests mainly consist of trees that grow needles instead of leaves and cones instead of flowers. Others lose their leaves during changing seasons and others harbor several species of animals. This game will test the child’s knowledge of which is which. The game will also review the layers of the tropical rainforest and the organisms that inhabit various layers.
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Rainforests are very important to life on Earth. The Amazon Rainforest is the largest tropical forest, covering most of South America. This lush jungle provides about 20% of Earth’s oxygen needs. Read More

Boreal forests are characterized by their extremely cold climate. Another word for boreal forest is coniferous forest – because it is dominated by cone-shaped trees. Boreal forests are home to animals that are adapted to withstand the frigid temperatures year-round, such as caribou, bears, and wolves. These forests are found in vast areas of Canada and Alaska and are a very important carbon sink for the environment. They help keep our planet healthy by absorbing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. The most common trees in boreal forests are conifers, though there are also a few deciduous trees. Some prominent species include black and white fir, balsam fir, and tamarack. Speaking of deciduous forests, they are not evergreen and thus tend to lose their leaves during various seasons.
Kids learn the difference between coniferous(boreal, rainforest and deciduous forests with our fun science game. They will have a better understanding than ever before of what makes each type of forest so unique!
Forests are vast ecosystems that help the planet by absorbing carbon dioxide and storing harmful gases. According to WWF, more than 80% of the species on Earth live in or near forests. Trees are home to many types of plants, animals, insects, and even human races. People living in or near forests contribute to the oxygen cycle and carbon cycle on Earth. Read Less