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Elementary Science - Animals

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Animals

Links verified 3/17/2011



A video is available through this linkAmazing web cam! View inside a bald eagle nest in the wild - [baby eagles still in the nest on 3/30/11]

A video is available through this linkDecorah Eagle Cam - [estimated hatch date 4/1/11]*this cam uses ads which much be closed periodically*


  1. Adaptations Adventure - a WebQuest for Elementary Science
  2. Adaptation and Survival - discusses with diagrams and animation how animals adapted to survive their habitat.
  3. Amazing Animal Senses - Here are some examples of how some animals sense the outside world and the anatomical structures that allow them to do so.
  4. Animal Adaptation - a ThinkQuest site about how animals survive in their environment
  5. Animal Adaptation - a lesson plan from Science Net Links [designed for grades 3-5] A lesson plan can be found at this site
  6. Animal Adaptation - an E-Safari from the Family Education Network
  7. Animal Adaptation - What is animal adaptation and how are animals adapted to where they live? Let's find out!
  8. Animal Adaptation - links to 26 animals and questions about their adaptations from the Utah Education Network (UEN) A lesson plan can be found at this site
  9. Animal Adaptation - matching quiz from Quia This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  10. Animal Adaptation - similar to the "Who Wants to be a Millionaire" game format This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  11. Animal Adaptations - How fast can you match up animals' adaptations? Are you ready to find out? Test yourself. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  12. Animal Adaptations - several PowerPoint shows about animal adaptations A PowerPoint show related to this standard
  13. Animal Groups - information about different animal groups; amphibians, birds, fish, mammals, insects and reptiles.
  14. Animal Camouflage
    1. Can you find me? - Find the animals in these pictures.
    2. Hiding to Save your Hide - Lesson plan for grades 2-3 A lesson plan can be found at this site [this expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.]
    3. How Animal Camouflage Works - How do animals blend in with their environment?
    4. Leaf mimics - Insect camouflage pictures
  15. Animal Houses - a series from Dragonfly magazine. This web pages is no longer maintained. The page is being kept there to preserve some of the early years of Project Dragonfly, to honor the students who created the interactives in the early days of the Web, and because many of the activities are fun and people are still using them.
  16. Animals on Defense - a web unit on animal adaptations created by pre-service teachers in the Education Department at University of Richmond.
  17. Animals Two by Two - match baby animals with the adult animals they develop into This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  18. ArKive - Images of Life on Earth - audio-visual records of the world's animals, plants and fungi [still images and streaming video available] A video is available through this link
  19. Bats
    1. Bat Conservation International - Welcome to the amazing world of bats.
    2. Bat Links - a very long list of bat links
    3. Bats - A Thematic Resource for Teachers and Students
    4. Echo the Bat - Story and illustrations by Ginger Butcher
    5. In Search of Stellaluna's Family - a WebQuest about bats
  20. B-Eye - See the world through the eyes of a honeybee. [this page is from an archive]
  21. Butterflies
    1. Butterflies - from Enchanted Learning
    2. Butterflies of North America - a searchable database of butterfly and moth records in the United States and Mexico
    3. Enchanted Learning Quiz - correct answers help fill in a picture
    4. Journey for Survival - read about the amazing Monarch butterfly at Springboard Magazine
    5. The Life Cycle of a Butterfly - a neat craft idea A lesson plan can be found at this site
  22. Biodiversity: Everything Counts - from the American Museum of Natural History - they have an index to seven other elementary science pages
  23. Bugging You - examine the characteristics of an insect
  24. Build a Fish - Build a Fish by choosing a body, mouth, and color/pattern, and then release it into the reef! In the process you will learn about adaptations that help the fish survive in their environment. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  25. Build a Fish - Build a fish whose adaptations help them survive. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  26. ChickScope - Embryology: The 21-day Chick Lifecycle. How does an egg develop from the time it is laid to the time it hatches? Come explore with us the fascinating 21-day life cycle of the embryological chick
  27. Classifying Critters - look at animals and match two of the same kind This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  28. Claymation Critters - an introduction to research skills and report writing. Students will select a wild animal to research and write about in a five paragraph report. Students will also create a clay animation of that animal to enhance their report.
  29. Critter Guide - search for fun facts about animals (from PBS)
  30. Dino Reserve - learn about dinosaurs, hear them, and print a page to color This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  31. Elephant Quiz - see if you know the answers to the questions in the red circles! [this expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.] This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  32. Energy Pyramids - a Quia quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  33. Exploring Ecosystems - Desert, Everglades, Arctic
  34. Farm Animals - several activities for K-2 students
  35. Fish Features - An interactive unit for second and third grade sheltered students.
  36. Frogs
    1. Alien Caribbean Frogs in Hawaii - this site also has frog calls online (several recordings of E. coqui calls) This resource includes voice instructions for students
    2. Animal Diversity Web page of frog calls. This resource includes voice instructions for students
    3. Froggy Page - Ribbit! Welcome to the Froggy Page! This corner of the net is home to all kinds of virtual frogginess, from the silly to the scientific.
    4. Frogs: The Amazing, Adaptable Frog from the Exploratorium
    5. Frogs and Toads in Color and Sound This resource includes voice instructions for students
    6. Frogs for Kids - Here's lots of stuff about frogs! You can see pictures of frogs, find out what kinds of frogs live in Minnesota, hear what their calls sound like, print out pages to color and learn lots about frogs! This resource includes voice instructions for students
    7. Something Froggy - interactive site This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  37. Food Webs - interactive site creating food webs This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  38. Guide to Animal Sounds on the Net - The Guide presents a large list of links and even a suggestion on how to search for animal sounds. This resource includes voice instructions for students
  39. Habitat Vocabulary - from Quia (3rd grade) This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  40. Habitat Vocabulary Match-up from Quia (4th grade) This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  41. Habitats - What Makes a Good Home? - Lesson plan with videos on topic and lesson evaluation.A lesson plan can be found at this site
  42. Habitats and Adaptations - from Quia (3rd grade) This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  43. Habitats - Neighborhoods - Ecosystems, Biomes, and Habitats
  44. Habitats and Adaptations - self check quiz from Quia (4th grade) This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  45. Habitat Vocabulary - quia quiz
  46. Hibernation
    1. Hibernation Theme - Songs, activities and lesson ideas for primary grades
    2. Hibernation - What is it? - Information for intermediate grades
    3. Hibernation Facts - The different types of hibernation
    4. Sleeping for survival - Facts about hibernation for intermediate grades
  47. Homework Help - Living things for K-2 students
  48. How Animals Meet Their Needs - interactive game - students read clues and decide how the adaptation helps the animal This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  49. Insects
    1. Insect Hunt - grab the magnifying glass and start looking for insects on land or at the pond This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
    2. Insectclopedia - An encyclopedia of insects.
    3. Insect Generator - Create your own insect! Use insect parts to create your own, then fill out information on your new insect such as habitat, diet, and more, then print it out! This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
    4. Insect Module - from FossWeb
    5. Insects - from the Student Investigations section of Scholastic.com [8 pages if printed]
    6. Virtual Roach - The American, Cockroach, Periplaneta americana (Linnaeus), is an ideal subject for the study of insect anatomy. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  50. Kids' Planet - wildlife information posted by Defenders of Wildlife
    1. Defenders of Wildlife homepage
  51. Life Cycles - Butterflies, Frogs, Plants, Grasshoppers from Quia (3rd grade) This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  52. Life Cycles - frog and butterfly This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  53. Living Things Activities - an index of interactive activities, lessons, and quizzes from the BBC This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data and This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  54. Logic Zoo - Use your logic to place animals in their proper pens. Pens are Venn Diagrams.This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  55. Marine Biology: The Living Ocean - from the American Museum of Natural History - they have an index to seven other elementary science pages
  56. Niches, Habitats and Ecosystems - a Quia quiz (4th grade) This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  57. Ocean Animals - click on an animal to read about it, see pictures of the animal, and print a picture to color This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  58. Papercraft from Canon - a long list of animals to print and use in your classroom An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
  59. Penguins:
    1. Mr. Popper's Penguins - a web page with many activities
    2. Penguin Toilet Paper Roll Craft - make this easy project with your class
    3. Penguins - this Springboard Magazine page includes a True/False quiz
    4. Penguin Capers - many links to sites covering penguins plus ideas and projects to create.
    5. Penguin Webquest - A WebQuest for Elementary Science
    6. Penguins are Cool - A WebQuest for 1st Grade Science
    7. Penguin, Penguin - From Starfall; online book with audio This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data This resource includes voice instructions for students
    8. Penguin Webquest - A WebQuest for 2nd Grade
    9. Perfectly Penguins - A WebQuest for Kindergarten This resource includes voice instructions for students
    10. Penguin Printable Worksheets and other "Off line" Activities - worksheets, activities, and games
  60. Pictures of animals
    1. Archive of animal photos - from National Geographic
    2. From Agouti to Zebra - from the Oregon Zoo
    3. The Online Zoo - Over 18,000 photos of more than 2,600 species from zoos and aquariums all over North America and a few other places around the world.
    4. Jungle Walk - a large number of animal pictures, drawings and video clips
  61. Raccoons on the World Wide Web
  62. Squish the Fish - Help Squish travel out across the reef to find his lunch. He needs to find friends who will help him hide from his nemesis, Big Tooth Blob. Learn about shape, color, and behavioral adaptations for survival. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  63. Trees Module - Find out plants and animals live around the trees on a mountain, in a swamp, and in the desert. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  64. Whose Eye is it Anyway? - click on an eye to discover the owner
  65. Worm World - get all the dirt on worms from Wendell, an ace reporter who just happens to be a worm
  66. More animal information can be found on the Biology page of Internet4Classrooms.
  67. Life Science Standards Resources - K | 1st | 2nd | 3rd | 4th | 5th | 6th | 7th | 8th
A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons site for teachers | A PowerPoint show related to this standard PowerPoint show | An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format Acrobat document | A Microsoft Word document to be downloaded Word document | This interactive site would work well on an interactive whiteboard whiteboard resource | This resource includes voice instructions for students sound | A video is available through this link video format | This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data interactive lesson | This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding a quiz | A lesson plan can be found at this site lesson plan | This link includes something for the teacher to print to print

 

 

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