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Plants and Animals Need Each Other in the Amazon Rainforest - Reading

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Plants collect sunlight with their leaves and along with water and carbon dioxide from the air, they make the sugars they need to grow. This process is called photosynthesis. Once plants reach their adult size, they begin to grow flowers. The flowers will need to be pollinated so they can develop fruit and seeds. Many plants depend on animals for pollination or to move their seeds around. This is because plants can’t move on their own. They need help bringing their pollen to all their flowers.

Read more about this below and do some activities to test comprehension.
Pollination or Seed Spreading in the Amazon Rainforest - Matching
Plants Depend on Animals in the Rainforest - An Illustrated Report

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Use Teacher Login to show answer keys or other teacher-only items. has more than 2,000 illustrated animals. Read about them, color them, label them, learn to draw them.