Explore the world’s rainforests and the unique animals, plants and people which inhabit them in this latest addition to the Britannica Kids series. This app is perfect for exploring the secrets and mysteries of rainforests in a fun and engaging way. Learn and play at the same time through a variety of games like Memory Match, Jigsaw Puzzles, and the Magic Square among others. Explore the earth’s rainforests through a wealth of amazing images (which you can e-mail to friends!) videos and informative articles. And as it’s from Encylopædia Britannica, you can be sure it’s appropriate and safe for the whole family.

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Rainforests is the perfect app for getting the facts right, and discovering different types of rainforest, indigenous animals and plants, layers and people of the rainforests in a really cool way.

Learning about rainforests has never been more fun with this quick, interactive and educational app based on the school curriculum. Ideal for homework help, the app features:

Exclusive Encyclopædia Britannica curriculum-based content with high quality videos, images and captions written specifically for ages 8-12.

Coverage of the topic includes:

What is a Rainforest
Types of Rainforest
Layers of the Rainforest
Rainforest Plants
Rainforest Animals
People of the Rainforests
Rainforest Threats

Animals A-Z – featuring 21 different animals including:

Howler Monkey
Poison Frog
Spider Monkey

Then the fun starts:

Map – With this amazing tool you can locate where you are anywhere in the world. Want to see the where the nearest rainforest is? It’s easy with our map tool, and you can use the zoom feature to see the location up close.

Jigsaw Puzzles, created from beautiful images from rainforests. Break apart the puzzle and have some fun by shaking your device (iPod and iPhone) and then sliding the pieces back into place to complete the puzzle - it’s not as easy as it looks!

Scramble images of the rainforest in The Magic Square game by shaking your device. Challenge yourself by re-arranging the squares to unscramble the image.

Brush off - brush the layers to reveal images of rainforest animals and then try to guess what they are – how many can you answer correctly?

Test your knowledge on rainforests with the Quiz feature - how much have you learned? But hurry: you must answer quickly as the quiz is timed!

Test your memory with the popular Memory Match game and match up the pairs!

Why not take your exploration into rainforests a step further and link to Britannica’s online services – Britannica Online for Kids or Britannica Online – to continue your discoveries.

Try it today!

What’s New

Version 3.0.1

This app has been updated by Apple to use the latest Apple signing certificate.

- Fixed issue running on iPod Touch

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
2 Ratings

2 Ratings

Pixeechant ,

Very nice

It is well put together has a very nice interface, just wish there were more videos and pictures and more interaction. I think it's worth 1.99, not 4.99. But I like the information and what it does have. Should defiantly have a parental password to buy other apps not comfortable leaving kids alone with app. Overall very nice though.

Chicago RAS ,

Encyclopaedia Brtiannica Rainforest

My eight year old loved this app. I could tell she was learning a lot even if she thought she was just playing games. The app is very interactive.

NiceDaddy ,

Quite the opposite

This app may have a ton of knowledge, but the interface is small and make the user jump around too much. It's distracting and takes away from exploring the app and its knowledge.

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