Animals

  • Alamosaurus - Alamosaurus is the only known sauropod in North America from this time period (Upper Cretaceous). All North American sauropods died out about 105 million years ago.
  • Animal Diversity Web - Resources for K- 12 Instructors - Animal Diversity Web (ADW) is an online database of animal natural history, distribution, classification, and conservation biology at the University of Michigan.
  • Bird Extinctions in the Anthropocene – Explore whether bird extinctions have become more frequent in the “Age of Man,” by using this collection of lessons, resources, activities, videos, and more. All resources are aligned to national science standards for Grades 6-8.
  • Bird Program Education Resources -  The Migratory Bird Program has activities, fact sheets, images and videos for students and educators to explore the world of birds.
  • BugInfo - This site has all kinds of information on bugs including backyard bugs, household insects, and more.
  • Cells - Studying Cells - Learn about what cells are, their structures, and how studying them helps us understand human health.
  • Children's Butterfly Site - Despite their small size, butterflies and moths are some of the World's most wondrous animals.
  • Connect Kids with Nature - Find lesson plans about animals and invasive plants.
  • Endangered Species - Find out about endangered species in your state.
  • Fish Conservation - Find factsheets about fish and their habitats and fisheries you can visit.
  • Genes - Studying Genes - Learn about genes, how they can affect human health, and why it is important to have an understanding of how they work.
  • Hatching Chicks in the Classroom - Embryology - Watch as students hatch chicks in the classroom. These students take the responsibilities of caring for the fertilized eggs and then the chicks after they have hatched.
  • Junior Duck Stamp Program Curriculum - This curriculum focuses on the conservation of waterfowl and wetland habitats. It is designed for students in grades 5–8, with adaptations for K–4.
  • Mass Extinction of Large Dinosaurs and More – Lessons, resources, activities, videos, and more; all aligned to national science standards for Grades 6-8.
  • Monarch Butterfly - Teacher Resources - Find out about The Monarch Butterfly Manual, developed for grades Pre-K through 12 and offers activities that promote conservation of the Monarch Butterfly.
  • National Marine Sanctuaries - The collections in this thematic area provide educational resources to increase the understanding of marine life, the pressures that threaten their existence, and the role each of us play in the stewardship of marine ecosystems.
  • National Park Service for Teachers - The National Park Service offers distance learning, field trips and curriculum materials in addition to accredited professional development opportunities for teachers.
  • National Wildlife Refuge System Coloring Book - Discover eagles, caterpillars and other animals you can find on a national wildlife refuge.
  • National Zoo - Visit the online exhibits, or take a tour and learn about the plants, animals and people of the Smithsonian's National Zoo.
  • National Zoo - Educator Resources - Habitat educational program with curriculum guides and activities that incorporate actual research conducted by Zoo scientists.
  • Rufuges - Outdoor Learning at Refuges -  Fun facts and information you can use for a field trip to your closest refuge.
  • Refuges - Special Events Calendar - Find latest activities happening at your local refuge.
  • Protecting the Planet - Explores the temperate forest, home of the giant panda and black bear, through online activities.
  • San Diego Zoo - Education - The San Diego Zoo and the Wild Animal Park have put together some of the resources you can use in your classroom, at your school site, and for research about animals.
  • Science Resources for Primary Grades - U.S. Geological Survey - Use these resources in your classroom for demonstration activities preparation or as resources for teacher education and curriculum development.
  • Shedd Aquarium - Education - You and your students will explore the world of water, making discoveries where science, technology, engineering and math meet.
  • Structural Biology - Provides basic information on the molecules of the body including DNA, RNA, proteins, carbohydrates (sugars) and lipids (fats) and how they function in human health.
  • The Body Explained - Answers a number of common questions about how the body works. Covers topics such as why our ears pop, why we sneeze, and what causes hiccups.
  • Walk on the Wild Side: Explore Your Public Lands - A booklet of amazing facts and activities about America's Public Lands. Each page describes something about the land, or what you can do to protect it.
  • Windows in Wonderland - Features electronic field trips.
Page last updated: Jul 1st, 2016