Emergent
Canopy
Understory
Floor
Other

100

The type of tree seen in the Emergent layer.

What is a Kapok Tree?

100

The percentage of sunlight that is blocked by this layer.

What is 80 percent?

100

The spots on this animal are called rosettes.

What is a jaguar?

100

Many things breakdown in this layer because it's hot, wet, and dark.

What is decay?

100

This is a grass eaten by pandas in China.

What is bamboo?

200

The shape of the buttresses of leaves.

What is umbrella?

200

Their scales are different shapes and work as armor.

What is an iguana?

200

This creature is extremely poisonous although they are not born that way.

What is a poison dart frog?

200

These insects eat the fungus they place on the leaves.

What is a leaf cutter ant?

200

The largest rainforest in the world.

What is the Amazon?

300

The leaves have a special coating to protect it from the harmful sun.

What are waxy/sun-block?

300

They can live for 20 years and are known for their bright colorful bills.

What are toucans?

300

Many species use this to blend into their environment.

What is camouflage?

300

Many of the predators here are awake during the night and asleep during the day.

What is nocturnal?

300

The name of the river that Andres Ruzo studied.

What is the Boiling River?

400

They make a screeching windy sound.

What are howler monkeys?

400

An example of vegetation seen at this level.

What is fern?

400

Here the weather is very ____ and ______.

What is hot and wet?

400

The Greek root for water.

What is hydra?

400

The reason that many animals have brightly colored appearance.

What is to warn predators?

500

The reason why animals are able to live high into the emergent layer.

What is light-weight?

500

The process of converting sunlight into energy.

What is photosynthesis?

500

The percentage of sunlight that gets through the canopy.

What is 20 percent?

500

It has brightly colored wings on one side and dull, dark colors on the other to blend into their surroundings.

What is a blue morpho?

500

The term for an animal that eats both meat and plants.

What is an omnivore?