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“Wood” you like to learn more about forests? Then watch this episode of Bill Nye the Science Guy.

Forests have trees, and lots of them. But there’s more to forests than meets the eye. Forests keep land warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. They stop land from eroding. Forests also make lots of oxygen for us to breathe. Venture deeper into a forest, and you’ll see that it’s home sweet home for a lot of different plants and animals.

Forests are kind of like apartment buildings – there are different levels. The top level of a forest is called the “canopy”. The canopy gets the most sunlight, so animals like birds, squirrels, owls, and insects hang around up there. The next level down is the “understory”, between the tops of the trees and the ground. Bushes, short trees, birds, deer, and bears are in this part of the forest. Next stop is the floor, which is covered with ferns, moss, flowers, roots, and soil. Remember that forests aren’t all pine trees and brown bears. There are many different kinds of forests, such as tropical forests, rain forests, and deciduous (deh-SID-joo-us) forests. Each type of forest is home to different species of plants and animals.

Don’t miss the “Forests” episode – it’s a tree-mendous show.

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