||Discover fascinating facts and statistics about animals with these charts and articles. Use the resources below to teach students about animal classification, behavior, and habitats. You will find background information on endangered species, reading passages about dinosaurs, and lists of vocabulary terms to distribute. Lead your class through many science projects and activities with these animal references for elementary, intermediate, and high school students.
Reptiles & Amphibians
- Eastern Newt Species Account
This article includes a description of the Eastern Newt, as well as an explanation of its habitat, natural history, conservation status, and more.
Lists & Charts
- Birds as Symbols and Omens
A brief article, including pictures, about eight birds, from every part of the world, that are considered symbols or omens.
- Dinosaur Facts
Find answers to your dino questions, for example, are all fossils dinosaurs, what was the biggest dinosaur, what was the smallest, how fast could dinosaurs run? This is a great resource for International Dinosaur Month (October).
- Animal Adaptations Resources
Teach students about the specific ways animals adapt to their environment. Use these science lessons, printables, activities, and projects to introduce students to the study of ecological adaptation.
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May Calendar of Events
May is full of holidays and events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Children's Book Week (5/13-19), Biographers Day (5/16), and Memorial Day (5/27). Plus, celebrate Asian-Pacific-American Heritage Month, Clean Air Month, and Physical Fitness & Sports Month all May long!
Common Core Lessons & Resources
Is your school district adopting the Common Core? Work these new standards into your curriculum with our reading, writing, speaking, social studies, and math lessons and activities. Each piece of content incorporates the Common Core State Standards into the activity or lesson.