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Teaching Ressources-Aimals Links 01-20
Alaskan Unit on Moose
An AskERIC lesson plan on moose, integrating math, science, reading, language arts, social studies, art, and cooking. Source: Michelle C. Massion, Galena City School, Alaska, USA
[Visual Content: N/A | Approx. Grade Level: 3+ | Contributor: Simone Mendes]
http://ericir.syr.edu/plweb-cgi/fastweb?getdoc+lessons+lessons+3394+11+wAAA+legends
Animals
This lesson plan will help students categorize mammals, fish, birds, reptiles and amphibians. Source: Sandra J. Rost, Lewis-Arriola Elementary School, CO, USA
[Visual Content: N/A | Approx. Grade Level: K + | Contributor: Simone Mendes]
http://ofcn.org/cyber.serv/academy/ace/sci/cecsci/cecsci062.html
jmk@ofcn.org
Animals of the Poles
This lesson plan suggests instructional materials such as films, video programs, and print support materials. Source: School Library Media Activities Monthly, (6:4, December 1989)
[Visual Content: N/A | Approx. Grade Level: 3+ | Contributor: Simone Mendes]
http://ericir.syr.edu/Virtual/Lessons/SLMAM/Into_Curriculum/Science/animals_pole.html
Arctic Wildlife Portfolio
Useful site to learn about birds, mammals and sea mammals of the Arctic. Click on "Polar Pairs" to play a memory game, or on "Glossary" to learn some Arctic wildlife terms. Source: Smithsonian Institution
[Visual Content: **** | Approx. Grade Level: 1+ | Contributor: Simone Mendes]
http://www.mnh.si.edu/arctic/html/wildlife.html>br> webmaster@www.nmnh.si.edu
Best Classroom Pet
Students use their research, on an animal of their choice, to produce a multi-media presentation to convince classmates that their animal is the perfect classroom pet. Source: Intel ACE teachers
[Visual Content: * | Approx. Grade Level: K+ | Contributor: Simone Mendes]
http://www.eduniverse.com/edu/schools/ace_intel/details.asp?id=356 ksheil@edUniverse.com
Camels
This lesson plan offers a list of reference materials to be used in the study of camels. Source: LMS, School Library Media Activities Monthly (December 1994, p. 23-25)
[Visual Content: ** | Approx. Grade Level: 2+ | Contributor: Simone Mendes]
http://ericir.syr.edu/plweb-cgi/fastweb?getdoc+lessons+lessons+4087+26+wAAA+tales
Cats! Wild to Mild
An online exhibit about cats, giving access to classroom curriculum with cat facts and activities that can be viewed and printed in a pdf format. Source: Natural History Museum of Los Angeles
[Visual Content: **** | Approx. Grade Level: 5+ | Contributor: Simone Mendes]
http://www.lam.mus.ca.us/cats/
jangus@nhm.org
Chesapeake Bay Population Studies
This lesson plan integrates the mathematics of statistics with the ecological and biological sciences. Source: Daniel Borick, I.C. Norcom High School, Portsmouth, VA.
[Visual Content: * | Approx. Grade Level: 6+ | Contributor: Simone Mendes]
http://www.baylink.org/lessons/3fr_pop-density.html dborick@whro.org
City Bugs: Downloadable Exercises and Activities for Teachers
The materials include the following: crossword puzzle exercises, bug bingo, fill-in forms, publications, coloring, mounting instructions, identifying insects, a few common insects of the San Francisco Bay Region. Source: Eddie Dunbar, University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA
[Visual Content: * *** | Approx. Grade Level: 5+ | Contributor: Simone Mendes]
http://www.cnr.berkeley.edu/explore/Curriculum/Curriculum.htm
citybugs@nature.berkeley.edu
Feathered Feeders
Students must think as birds in search of food, by locating and identifying possible bird foods in the park. Printable worksheets available on site. Source: Virginia State Parks
[Visual Content: * | Approx. Grade Level: K+ | Contributor: Simone Mendes]
http://www.baylink.org/lessons/3fr_feathered.html djeff@whro.org
Insect Report / Presentation
A lesson plan involving creating an insect presentation using Power Point. Provides suggestions for the special needs student and for the gifted student. Source: Melanie Sarlatte, Buckeye Union School District
[Visual Content: N/A | Approx. Grade Level: K+ | Contributor: Simone Mendes]
http://www.eduniverse.com/edu/schools/ace_intel/details.asp?id=1181
ksheil@edUniverse.com
Kid's Korner
Children have fun learning about animals with this site's activity pages, coloring pages, crafts and games pages. Source: American Veterinary Medicine Association
[Visual Content: * *** | Approx. Grade Level: K+ | Contributor: Simone Mendes]
http://www.avma.org/care4pets/avmakids.htm AVMAINFO@avma.org
Life cycle
A lesson plan with emphasis on the butterfly. Provides suggestions for differentiated instruction (special needs student and gifted student). Source: Intel ACE teachers
[Visual Content: * | Approx. Grade Level: 2+ | Contributor: Simone Mendes]
http://www.eduniverse.com/edu/schools/ace_intel/details.asp?id=91
ksheil@edUniverse.com
Life Cycle Studies: From Egg to Chick
A four-week lesson plan involving children recording the temperature and humidity of an incubator, turning the chicken eggs, observing the growth and development of the embryos, and caring for the chicks when they hatch. Source: Carol Monsma, The O'Neal School, Southern Pines, NC, USA
[Visual Content: N/A | Approx. Grade Level: 2+ | Contributor: Simone Mendes]
http://www.coreknowledge.org/CKproto2/resrcs/lessons/298EggChick.htm
coreknow@coreknowledge.org
Mice are Nice
A lesson plan suggesting activities and materials to get children acquainted with mice. Source: Teresa Harley and Denise Edwards
[Visual Content: * | Approx. Grade Level: 1+ | Contributor: Simone Mendes]
http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Thebes/9673/mice.htm dedwards@searnet.com
Quack, Quack: The Ducks Have Hatched!
Nine lessons to help children learn about ducks. Source: Donna L. Johns and Gale R. White, Core Knowledge Foundation
[Visual Content: N/A | Approx. Grade Level: 1+ | Contributor: Simone Mendes]
http://www.coreknowledge.org/CKproto2/resrcs/lessons/298Quack.htm
coreknow@coreknowledge.org
Sharks: Mighty Predators of the Ocean
This classroom project involves team work where students are asked to create a better and healthier habitat than the one sharks are currently living in. Source: Adajean Rothberg
[Visual Content: * | Approx. Grade Level: 2+ | Contributor: Simone Mendes]
http://www.memphis-schools.k12.tn.us/admin/tlapages/shark.htm adarjadar@aol.com
Teaching with bugs
Yucky teaching units: classroom activities and lesson plans involving insects. Source:New Jersey Online, NJ, USA
[Visual Content: ** | Approx. Grade Level: K+ | Contributor: Simone Mendes]
http://www.yucky.com/teachercenter/index.ssf?/bugs/
wendell@nj.com
Teaching with worms
Yucky teaching units: classroom activities and lesson plans involving worms. Source: New Jersey Online, NJ, USA
[Visual Content: ** | Approx. Grade Level: K+ | Contributor: Simone Mendes]
http://www.yucky.com/teachercenter/index.ssf?/worms/
wendell@nj.com
Zoology
This site suggests classroom activities covering the following: breakfast for the birds, foraging behavior at picnics: the ants' view, sensory worlds, terrestrial invertebrates. Source: Dr. Edward Burtt, Professor of Zoology, Ohio Wesleyan University
[Visual Content: * | Approx. Grade Level: K+ | Contributor: Simone Mendes]
http://www.owu.edu/~mggrote/pp/zoology/f_zoology.html
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Animals! Animals! Animals!
This lesson plan includes a Group Circle game that helps students classify animals in groups according to habitat. Source: Joyce Poplin, Nebo Elementary School, N.C.
[Visual Content: N/A | Approx. Grade Level: K+ | Contributor: Simone Mendes]
http://www.ofps.dpi.state.nc.us/OFPS/tc/TNT/mlp0010.htm
tconnect@hotmail.com
Animal Survival
In this lesson plan, children become animals to better understand the law of the jungle where only the fittest survive. Source: Jeffrey Kimber, McGill Elem., Ely, NV
[Visual Content: N/A | Approx. Grade Level: 2+ | Contributor: Simone Mendes]
http://ericir.syr.edu/Virtual/Lessons/Science/Biological/BIO0004.html
eric@ericir.syr.edu
The Animals of the World
Play and learn by choosing one of the five animal groups: mammals, reptiles & amphibians, insects & arachnids, birds, and fish. Each game asks you to guess a mystery animal and assists you by providing clues. Source: KidsCom
[Visual Content: * | Approx. Grade Level: K+ | Contributor: Simone Mendes]
http://www.kidscom.com/orakc/Games/Animalgame/index.html
info@circle1network.com
Bats, bats everywhere
This is an excellent site to learn about bats; complete with facts, pictures, quizzes and games. Source: bats4kids
[Visual Content: ** | Approx. Grade Level: 3+ | Contributor: Simone Mendes]
http://members.aol.com/bats4kids/
bats4kids@aol.com
Birding with Bill Oddie
A beginner's guide where you will learn the essentials of bird watching. Source: BBC Online Education
[Visual Content: ** | Approx. Grade Level: 12+ | Contributor: Simone Mendes]
http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/birding/
education.online@bbc.co.uk
The Brine Shrimp Project
This classroom project allows students to study the development of brine shrimp eggs in 7 days. Students are asked to produce an individual formal laboratory report and oral presentation. It is also available as a 17-page PDF document which you can download directly from the site. Source: April J. Cleveland, NC State University
[Visual Content: N/A | Approx. Grade Level: 1+ | Contributor: Simone Mendes]
http://www.ncsu.edu/sciencejunction/terminal/lessons/brine.html
ajclevel@unity.ncsu.edu
Caterpillars to Butterflies
This lesson plan allows students to study the life cycle of the butterfly, by observing the development of a caterpillar into a butterfly. Source: Elaine Wilson, Anchorage, Alaska
[Visual Content: N/A | Approx. Grade Level: K+ | Contributor: Simone Mendes]
http://ericir.syr.edu/Virtual/Lessons/Science/Biological/BIO0016.html
eric@ericir.syr.edu
Cow's Eye Dissection
Students may learn what is inside an eye with the help of this complete resource. The materials offered are: dissecting a cow's eye step-by-step, hints and tips, a cow's eye primer, and a glossary of terms. Source: The Exploratorium, San Francisco, CA
[Visual Content: *** | Approx. Grade Level: 6+ | Contributor: Simone Mendes]
http://www.exploratorium.edu/learning_studio/cow_eye/index.html
ronh@exploratorium.edu
Dinosaurs for Kids
A well illustrated site to learn all about the prehistoric life and dinosaurs. Source: Easynet customer
[Visual Content: *** | Approx. Grade Level: 3+ | Contributor: Simone Mendes]
http://easyweb.easynet.co.uk/~skafi
gaskaf@easynet.co.uk
Fish Heads
This activity teaches children how to distinguish one fish from another by using fish heads. Source: Center for Great Lakes and Aquatic Sciences (CGLAS)
[Visual Content: ** | Approx. Grade Level: 3+ | Contributor: Simone Mendes]
http://www.eecs.umich.edu/mathscience/funexperiments/agesubject/lessons/fishhead.html
mwtoth@umich.edu
Heading South Migration Game
Students may learn about migration by playing this interactive game with a shockwave plug-in. The game can be played online or downloaded to a computer. Source: BBC Online Education
[Visual Content: N/A | Approx. Grade Level: K+ | Contributor: Simone Mendes]
http://www.bbc.co.uk/heading_south/game.htm
education.online@bbc.co.uk
Isopod Activity
Lesson plan and lab activities involving team work to learn about the 3Pill Bug2. Source: Carl Benson, Western Montana College
[Visual Content: N/A | Approx. Grade Level: 9+ | Contributor: Simone Mendes]
http://www.accessexcellence.org/AE/AEC/AEF/1996/benson_isopod.html
aeinfo@gene.com,kathyliu@ix.netcom.com
Junior Detective Headquarters
Learn about frogs at Junior Detective Headquarters, with activities and materials you can print and use for classroom or home. Source: Oregon Coast Aquarium
[Visual Content: * ** | Approx. Grade Level: K+ | Contributor: Simone Mendes ]
http://www.aquarium.org/education/spotlight/disappearingfrogs/assignme.htm
steve@dickey.com
Make a Frog Sandwich
Lesson plan to help students learn the anatomy of a frog. Source: Janet Bowersox, Nathan Hale High School, Seattle, WA.
[Visual Content: N/A | Approx. Grade Level: 9+ | Contributor: Simone Mendes]
http://www.accessexcellence.org/AE/AEC/AEF/1996/bowersox_frog.html
aeinfo@gene.com,kathyliu@ix.netcom.com
Sheep Brain Dissection: The Anatomy of Memory
Watch and learn how to dissect a sheep's brain with documented images and RealVideo files. Source: The Exploratorium, San Francisco, CA
[Visual Content: ** | Approx. Grade Level: K+ | Contributor: Simone Mendes]
http://www.exploratorium.edu/memory/braindissection/index.html
ronh@exploratorium.edu
Spring Flight: Studying bird migration online with the help of satellites
This resource offers lesson plan ideas and classroom activities using the Internet to better understand bird flight patterns. Source: Star Tribune, Minneapolis MN
[Visual Content: * | Approx. Grade Level: 7+ | Contributor: Simone Mendes]
http://idea.startribune.com/idea/cgi-bin/theme.cgi?theme_id=271
readerrep@gw.startribune.com
Virtual Frog Dissection Kit
The interactive programs on this site allow students to dissect, reconstruct and make frog movies with computer-generated images. Source: David Robertson, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
[Visual Content: ** | Approx. Grade Level: 9+ | Contributor: Simone Mendes]
http://www-itg.lbl.gov/ITG.hm.pg.docs/dissect/info.html
davidr@george.lbl.gov
The Web is for the birds: using the Internet as a bird-watching lesson
Offers lesson plan ideas and newspaper activities to get students interested in bird watching. Source: Star Tribune, Minneapolis MN
[Visual Content: * | Approx. Grade Level: K+ | Contributor: Simone Mendes]
http://idea.startribune.com/idea/cgi-bin/theme.cgi?theme_id=326
readerrep@gw.startribune.com
The Web of Life
This lesson plan offers species cards you may print and use in class to help students better understand the food chain. Source: The Museum of Science, Boston
[Visual Content: * | Approx. Grade Level: K+ | Contributor: Simone Mendes]
http://www.mos.org/oceans/life/game.html
sln@mos.org
What is an Insect?
This activity helps children learn the physical characteristics of insects by studying the grasshopper. Source: Reach Out!, University of Michigan's K-12 Math-Science Outreach Office
[Visual Content: ** | Approx. Grade Level: 3+ | Contributor: Simone Mendes]
http://www.eecs.umich.edu/mathscience/funexperiments/agesubject/lessons/insect.html
mwtoth@umich.edu