What are the causes of deforestation in the Amazon?

In this lesson we will be defining deforestation and how we are the cause of deforestation due to our different needs including building materials, food, water and minerals.

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Q3.Howler monkeys have adapted to the tropical rainforest with ...

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Q4.A sloth has fur the same colour as the trees to ...

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Q1.Buttress roots spread horizontally on top of the soil to ...

1/5

Q2.Epiphytes are ...

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Q3.Howler monkeys have adapted to the tropical rainforest with ...

Select two (2) boxes

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Q4.A sloth has fur the same colour as the trees to ...

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Q5.A poisonous dart frog captures its prey with ...

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What Are the Causes of Deforestation in the Amazon?

Huge well done on completing Lesson 8! Let's see what you remember.

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Q1.Deforestation is ...

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Q2.Timber is used for ...

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Q3.The 'grazing of livestock' is called ...

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Q4.Select the reasons that mining leads to deforestation.

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Q5.Dams are constructed to create ...

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What Are the Causes of Deforestation in the Amazon?

Huge well done on completing Lesson 8! Let's see what you remember.

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Q1.Deforestation is ...

1/5

Q2.Timber is used for ...

2/5

Q3.The 'grazing of livestock' is called ...

3/5

Q4.Select the reasons that mining leads to deforestation.

4/5

Q5.Dams are constructed to create ...

5/5

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