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iPad App Review: Rainforest Survival Challenge

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App Name: Rainforest Survival Challenge

Cost: $3.99   

What does it promise? Designed to educate children ages 8 through 12 about the interconnection between plants and animals in the Amazonian rainforest, this app offers thought-provoking information about a variety of native species that live in one of the Earth’s most fascinating ecosystems.

Rainforest challenge appDoes it deliver? Rainforest Survival Challengebuilds on the Rainforest Alliance’s extensive educational resources, including a free K-8 school curriculum that provides complete lesson plans aligned with state and national standards. By teaching kids about tropical rainforests and challenges within these ecosystems, the Rainforest Alliance empowers children to take action and help protect the planet. 

Through the game, students receive detailed information—compiled by experts from the Rainforest Alliance and Stepping Stones Museum for Children—about various Amazonian animal and plant species. Additionally, lessons address the overall importance of the rainforest, the interconnectedness of life and the fundamental environmental issues threatening delicate rainforests.

Can I use it in my classroom? The Rainforest Survival Challenge is a great companion to Earth Science lessons on rainforests or the environment.

All apps can be found in the iPad apps store under education.

Related resources

Explore the use of the iPad App Store in the classroom.
See additional EducationWorld reviews of iPad apps.
See other product reviews in our Tech in the Classroom archive.


Article by Jason Tomaszewski, EducationWorld Associate Editor
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