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Subject: Animals
Grade Level: Elementary & Middle
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Arctic Wildlife Portfolio Grade Level:
Birds, mammals, and sea mammals of the arctic are featured at this web site from the Smithsonian. Click a tab to see a list of arctic wildlife. For each creature, you will find a photo and facts. Play the Polar Pairs game to test your knowledge about these animals. Click to find matching pairs, and then read information about the arctic animals. Read about a 19th century naturalist and his work. Check the glossary for definitions.
Topic: Animals; Wildlife
URL: http://www.mnh.si.edu/arctic/html/wildlife.html
The Animal Kingdom Grade Level:
Animals come in many shapes and sizes, but they all need to eat food for energy. They live in many different habitats, but they can all move around with the help of their nerves and muscles. All animals are made of lots of cells. Find out more about vertebrates and invertebrates. Discover how to sort animals into classes, orders, and families. Did you know that a snake uses its tongue to taste scents? Find out why giraffes don't get dizzy when they raise and lower their head.
Topic: Animals
URL: http://www.dkfindout.com/us/animals-and-nature/animal-kingdom/
Animals Grade Level:
Metazoas include sponges, flatworms, bony fish, and mammals. Multicellular and motile, they move around and find food to eat. During the Cambrian explosion, many new species showed up in a short period of geologic time. Investigate how invertebrates are divided into groups based on symmetry and the way the blastula folds. Invertebrates include cnidarians, molluscs, annelids, arthropods, nematodes, and echinoderms. From clams and squid to sea stars and spiders, the invertebrate family is vast and varied.
Topic: Animals; Invertebrates
URL: http://www.bozemanscience.com/animals
Animal Baby Images Grade Level:
Old Mac Donald had a farm, and on that farm he had many animals: ducks, cows, sheep, and more. Do you know what sounds they made? Baby farm animals have special names. Click on an image of one of the animals and find out the names of the babies. Learn the names of the male and female animals. Listen to their unique sounds. Click to see larger, real-life photographs of these animals on the farm.
Topic: Animals
URL: https://www.agr.state.il.us/kidspage/babies.html
Animal Fact Guide Grade Level:
From California condors to three-toed sloths, you can find amazing facts about your favorite animal or ones you've never seen before. Did you know that the warning barks of prairie dogs give a description of the approaching predator? Bonobos will try to imitate human behavior, even driving a golf cart. Quokkas are marsupials that were mistaken for rats. Tasmanian devils give birth to up to fifty joeys, but only four will survive. Green anacondas can weigh over 500 pounds.
Topic: Animals
URL: http://www.animalfactguide.com/
The World's Largest Archive of Animal Sounds and Associated Video Grade Level:
The Macaulay Library has swung its doors open to the public! More than eighty thousand sound and video clips of birds and other animals are now accessible through the Library's web site. The collection currently emphasizes North American birds and animals but also includes many samples from around the world. Search the archives for any animal--from a visitor to your backyard feeder to an unusual insect from the other side of the world--and learn about the many creatures, common and uncommon, with whom we share the planet.
Topic: Animals; Animal communication
URL: http://macaulaylibrary.org/index.do
Wildlife Grade Level:
Learn more about hundreds of different kinds of animals at this amazing web site. With a search engine powerful enough to allow you to choose which animal group (22 different categories!), where it lives, habitat, diet, conservation level and or world records about them you should be able to find the animal you are looking for quickly. Check out each animal's individual page for information about diet, behavior, reproduction and much more. Detailed photographs are also included.
Topic: Animals; Wildlife
URL: http://www.bbc.co.uk/wildlifefinder/
The Learning Zone - Animals Grade Level:
Zoology is the study of animals and how they interact and live in their environment. It is important for us to understand the animals that we encounter so that we can be safe while enjoying their presence. This site will give you a look into what characterizes a living thing. These are movement, reproduction, sensitivity, nutrition, excretion, respiration, and growth. You can also learn about endangered and extinct animals as well as a look into the tree of life and animal classification.
Topic: Animals
URL: http://www.oum.ox.ac.uk/thezone/animals/index.htm
Videos Grade Level:
Meerkats and flamingos! Fossa pups! A black rhino! Oh, my! San Diego Zoo offers an archive of its "Baby Videos"--streaming video clips of the young animals and interviews with their caretakers. From the menu, choose the baby animal you would like to see. Each entry includes an excellent text introduction, too, with facts about the animal and its debut at the zoo. Learn more about the lynx, giraffe, sun bear, elephant, bonobo, and other newborns at this site.
Topic: Animals
URL: http://zoo.sandiegozoo.org/videos
Animalia - The Animals Grade Level:
More than nine million different species of animals live in different places around the world. Tiny animals have a few cells, but others are much bigger than you. All animals eat other organisms and have specialized cells grouped into tissues by function. Most can move around their environment and reproduce sexually. Phyla separate vertebrates from segmented worms and arthropods. Other marine phyla include cnidarians, echinoderms, mollusks, and sponges. Meet amphibians, birds, mammals, crustaceans, insects, and reptiles from New Hampshire.
Topic: Animals
URL: http://www.nhptv.org/wild/animals.asp
Careers with Animals Grade Level:
If you like working with animals, have you ever thought about getting paid to do that? There are many careers that involve animals to choose from such as an animal activist, animal trainer, wildlife rehabilitator, veterinary assistant, horse or dog groomer, animal behaviorist, kennel attendant, animal control officer, naturalist/wildlife biologist, animal photographer, shelter/rescue sanctuary manager, and many more. Turn your love of animals into a rewarding career of taking care of or training animals, or helping educate people on animal care and treatment.
Topic: Careers; Animals
URL: http://www.paws.org/kids/learn/careers/
Critter Chemistry Grade Level:
The active role chemistry takes in the animal kingdom is discussed at the web site of Chemical and Engineering News. This site offers a lengthy list of articles from Chemical and Engineering News that introduce different amphibians and reptiles, birds, fish, insects and mammals. Each article explains the chemical connections found in the animal. The site is updated often and the articles change. Find out how critters use chemicals to defend themselves and to disguise themselves.
Topic: Animals
URL: http://pubs.acs.org/cen/critter/critterchemistry.html
Natural History Notebooks Grade Level:
The Canadian Museum of Nature offers a wonderful web site with a variety of animals to illustrate. In the "Natural History Notebooks you'll find lots of fascinating facts about 246 animal species. You'll also learn about the amazing diversity of life on Earth (both past and present), and why it's important to protect that diversity". See drawings of mammals, birds, fishes, endangered species, reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates and even prehistoric life. Illustrations of animals are done by Charles Douglas, former chief illustrator for the museum.
Topic: Animals
URL: http://www.nature.ca/notebooks/english/mon2.htm
A-Z Animals Grade Level:
Just about every animal you can think of can be found at this web site called A-Z Animals. The list goes from the Abyssinian to the Zorse. You can find an animal by scrolling though the alphabetized list or you can scroll through the scientific names. You can also search by the group the animal belongs to or by the location where the animal is found. Find out which animals are vulnerable, endangered, critically endangered an extinct and look at pictures of different animals.
Topic: Animals
URL: http://a-z-animals.com/animals/
Abandoned Lion, Tiger And Hyena Cubs Form Unusual Bond Grade Level:
Three baby lions, one baby tiger, and a baby hyena all sleep and play together like one big happy family. They don't know that they are supposed to be enemies. The baby animals play and eat side-by-side with their temporary siblings. They were all rejected as infants, and have formed an unusual bond. The tiger cub leads the pack, while the mischievous hyena often fights with her adopted siblings. The timid lions grow larger than the tiger, and all the cats will be bigger than the hyena.
Topic: Animals
URL: http://www.dogonews.com/2013/5/8/abandoned-lion-tiger-and-hyena-cubs-form-unusual-bond
National Geographic Kids Grade Level:
If you love animals, care about the environment, or just want to have fun, then "National Geographic Kids" is for you. Browse facts, pictures, and video clips of the planet's most amazing animals. Then, take a journey around the world by clicking on People and Places. Once you're done exploring, read a collection of real-life stories about animals, people, and events. Be sure to also click on the tabs for videos and photos, for some amazing visual images. Other features include fun activities you can try at home, along with cool games that are just a mouse click away.
Topic: Animals; Environmental issues and education; Science; Homework help
URL: http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/
Animal Pages to Color Online Grade Level:
Do you like to paint animals? If so, this is the web site for you! This web site, All About Nature, offers hundred of animals to download and print. Facts are given for each animal along with a description of the anatomy and diet of the animal. Paint animals like the Aardvark, North American Beaver, Whale Shark and many more. This web site is easy to navigate and you will find the animal you are looking for in the complete index.
Topic: Animals
URL: http://www.enchantedlearning.com/painting/
15 Animals That Are Living Fossils Grade Level:
A fossil is a preserved remains of a prehistoric organism, but there are some animals that are considered ?living? fossils?they?re actually alive! A living fossil has few or no living relatives, has evolved very little for millennia, and have often survived several mass extinctions. They include the aardvark, the red panda (not close to the usual panda), the lizard-looking tuatara, the beautiful nautilus cephalopod, the tubby purple frog, the duck-billed platypus, the feisty mantis shrimp, the hagfish, the hoatzin, the koala, the pig-nosed turtle, the horseshoe crab, the scary goblin shark, the elephant shrew, and crocodiles.
Topic: Animals; Fossils
URL: http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/photos/15-animals-that-are-living-fossils/from-another-era
How to Stay Safe Around Animals Grade Level:
Animals are fun to be around, as anyone who has had a pet or enjoys the outdoors knows. Animals need to be treated kindly. It is important to know when to stay away from them to stay safe. People yell when they get upset or angry; animals bite or scratch. Animals may also bite if they are scared, if you take away their food or toy, if you wake them up, or if you pull their ears or tail. Animal mothers may bite if you get near their babies.
Topic: Safety education; Animals
URL: http://kidshealth.org/kid/watch/house/animals.html
Animal Information Grade Level:
Have you ever wondered what a beluga whale sounds like? Check out the animal sounds library on this website to listen to different animals sounds. This website is an excellent resource for all types of animal information. There are great links for in depth information about all kinds of land and water animals as well as a section that gives you just a brief description and picture of all kinds of animals. You can even go on an underwater safari on this site.
Topic: Animals
URL: http://seaworld.org/animal-info/
Animals Grade Level:
What animals are used to carry mail? How many mosquitoes can a bat eat in an hour? Does a ring-tailed lemur bark or meow? What are the two heaviest land animals? Test your knowledge about animals and learn a lot, too. Each twenty-question quiz on this site is randomly composed from over 800 questions. After submitting your answer, you get a response that tells you whether you were correct or not and provides a detailed explanation of the animal in question. This is a fun way to learn about animals!
Topic: Animals
URL: http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/web_games_trivia_animal.htm
Animals Grade Level:
Wherever you live, you are probably close to an animal of some sort. Maybe it's an insect or a mammal or a fish or a reptile. With so many different kinds of animals in the world, it's nice to be able to find out about each kind. The Australian Museum is a great place to begin your exploration of animals. Just click on a photo and start your studies. Learn about spiders and their relatives, fishes, birds, worms, invertebrates and many others. There are great photos and many, many facts.
Topic: Animals
URL: http://australianmuseum.net.au/animals
Animal myths: How much do you know? Grade Level:
Find out what myths are associated with animals, and if some of them might actually be true. Are bats really blind? Do elephants really have a long memory? Even today, we still follow along with the myth that groundhogs (Punxsutawney Phil) can predict winter's end. The real answer to that might surprise you! Each question presents a choice of three answers, or a choice of true or false. After you choose, it will show you the correct answer. A paragraph that tells the true story about the animal and the myth will appear under the question.
Topic: Animals
URL: http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/quiz/animal-myths-how-much-do-you-know
What is an Animal? Grade Level:
Did you know that an insect is considered an animal? With that in mind, how many animal species do you think inhabit the earth? Scientists estimate that number around 9 or 10 million! Animals can weigh from a range of a microscopic few cells to many tons like the giant squid or blue whale and anything in-between. The largest species of animals are insects, and the humans? group, known as the vertebrates, is fairly small in comparison. Animalia is the Kingdom name, and animals differ from plants in that they (animals) lack the rigid cell walls that plants have.
Topic: Animals; Biodiversity
URL: http://eol.org/info/animals
Arctic or Antarctic? Grade Level:
Where does the collared lemming live, or the colossal squid? This interactive quiz asks which animals live in the Arctic (North Pole) or Antarctic (South Pole). Answer "Arctic or Antarctic" for the narwhal, penguins, crabeater seals, and the beluga whale. The quiz tells you immediately if you are wrong or right. Once you have answered all seven questions, the last page will provide more details on the answers to each of the questions.
Topic: Animals; Arctic regions; Antarctica
URL: http://www.cbc.ca/kidscbc2/the-feed/arctic-or-antarctic
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