Animals, Ethics, and Education
The Science Bank
Alternative to animal use in education
Whales teaching Guide
For grades 4-8 from SeaWorld
Center for Veterinary Medicine Kids Page
From the US Drug and Food Administration
Just for Kids: Animals
Find out how some animals got their name. Great information for homework help. From the Smithsonian Institute.
How a Blue Crab Changes as It Grows
Guide to Vet Tech Schools
Interested in working with animals? Find out all about becoming a Veterinarian Technician. Veterinarian Technician programs help students start their careers as veterinarian, teaching them skills and knowledge about animal healthcare technology and delivery.
Learn all about sharks
Animal Planet Official Site
Learn about wildlife through links to videos, episode guides, creature quizzes and activities.
Hands-On Science: Butterflies and Bugs
Although this site is geared toward selling caterpillars and other insects (which can be a fun science integration), it also has fact sheets and printables available for free. If you have elementary-aged children and have never raised butterflies, consider doing so. Kids love watching the transformation.
From the Butterfly House at the Missouri Botanical Gardens. We raised butterflies one year and the children thoroughly enjoyed it. In addition to step-by-step instructions for raising butterflies, this site has enough background information for a mini unit study.
From Utah Education Network. Where an animal lives is called its habitat. Most animals can only live in one or two habitats. This website offers activities as well as resources for many unique animals and their habitats.
Biomes - Habitats
From Enchanted Learning
Neighborhoods: Ecosystems, Biomes, and Habitats
The Franklin Institute: Resources for Science learning
Animal Habitats Resources
American Museum of Natural History in NYC. Science-rich Website for Kids.
Biodiversity: Everything Counts!
From Ology - American Museum of Natural History.
Exploring Nature Educational Resource
There is a subscriber side and a free nin-member side. Check it out, great resource.
Games for Kids
I have featured Sheppard Software in past years, but they have added so many resources to the site that I thought it was time to mention it again. I just spend some time playing around and I really love the games. They are relevant and the graphics and fonts are just pleasing. Most of what I played with this time was science (food chain, producers and consumers, photosynthesis) but there are games for social studies, math, vocabulary, and more. This site has grown exponentially since I first featured it years ago.
Treehouses on the Tree of Life
Treehouses are Tree of Life pages designed for kids, teachers, and the young at heart. The information found on treehouses complements the scientific core content presented on Tree of Life branch and leaf pages.
Guiding Eyes for the Blind Volunteer Network
Home Socialization provides individuals and families with the opportunity to take home 6-8 week old puppies for several days and socialize the pups to new & different sights & sounds. This program helps the pups become better Guide Dogs.
Herps of Wisconsin Amphibians and reptiles
Wisconsin is home to 19 species of amphibians (frogs and salamanders) and 37 reptiles (snakes, turtles and lizards). Of these, seven are listed as endangered, three are threatened and 19 are listed as special concern.
LessonPlans for Australian Animals and Biomes
Australian Animals A to Z
Grade: K-2, 3-5
American Anti-Vivisection Society
This website provides students with an alternatives to dissecting animals. Many organizations now offer free loan programs through which teachers and students can borrow non-animal alternatives at no charge.
Birmingham Zoo Home School Academy
The Birmingham Zoo Education Department has home school science classes for children in 1st-12th grade. They also offer home school art classes and day classes for 2nd-12th grades.
Homework Helper From National Geographic. Research for pictures, articles, maps, and more on our top subjects: Animals, History/Culture, Maps/Geography, Places, Science/Nature, and Art/Photo's.
The Endangered Species Program
From the Fish and Wildlife Service
Partnerships for Endangered Species Recovery (Poster)
Offers a full size version of an artistic "Recovery Poster" in PDF.
World Animal Protection
World Animal Protection works with more than 800 member organizations in over 147 countries to raise the standards of animal welfare throughout the world.
Games for Kids
On line games for kids about animals.
The Food Chain game
Interactive game to create a food chain.
Animal Diet Game
Tutorial and games for learning about omnivores, herbivores and carnivores!
Animal Characteristics Game
Tutorial and game help students learn animal classifications.
Winter Activities and Lesson Plans - Iditarod
From The Teacher's Corner.net
Kids' Corner Animals
"Kid's Corner" features a number of unique flash games that teach animal diet, animal classification, endangered animals, etc.
Whales Teaching Guide
The SeaWorld/Busch Gardens Education Department for grades K-3.
From the Australian Explorer.com. Photographs of Australian animals.
Animals of the Tropical Rainforest WebQuest (M)
Rainforests for Kids
Nocturnal animals quiz
From Enchanted Learning
Animal coloring pages
From Enchanted Learning, over 60 animals featured under "A" alone.
Carolina Biological Supply
Online resource for science supplies; not free but when you are looking for frogs or cow eyeballs, they sure beat the mall; includes lots of science articles and useful information as well as an extensive free teacher resource page
Animals Blog Posts
Your dog, cat, bird, fish, ferret, hamster, or lizard may be a unit study waiting to happen. Many children are fascinated by domestic animals, and their strong interest will motivate them to read, write, solve problems, and create projects. Here are some ideas for developing a unit study around our pets.
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