Zoology

December 21, 2004
 
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Encyclopedia Smithsonian should be your first stop along your path of Zoology exploration. http://www.si.edu/resource/faq/nmnh/zoology.htm.
 
Here you can tag along on the search for the Giant Squid, catch up on bugs in the news, or the Giant Panda, and even meet the Orangutans at the National Zoo.  
The National Zoo's Just for Kids web site will entertain and educate you with jigsaw puzzles, games, and facts about many different animals. http://nationalzoo.si.edu/audiences/kids/  

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Photo Gallery
has pictures of just about any animal you can think of. http://nationalzoo.si.edu/Animals/PhotoGallery/
 

  • Visit the Animal Page from BBC to find out more about birds, mammals, sealife, facts, and conservation. http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/animals/
  • While you're there check out the special children's zone. http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/reallywild/
  • Get your facts straight at Online Animal Facts... http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/wildfacts/  
Mountain Goat
Take a trip to some of the World's Zoos at Yahooligans Zoos
http://yahooligans.yahoo.com/science_and_nature/living_things/animals/zoos/  


Don't miss the National Museum of Natural History's North American Mammals web site. This is a searchable database of all living mammals of North America.
http://www.mnh.si.edu/mna/

                                                 Wow! There are a lot of animals!!!
Discover Animal Diversity from the University of Michigan. Pick an animal for a complete lesson on its range, habitat, physical description, reproduction, behavior, food habits, economic importance and conservation. This website also has 493 pictures,146 specimens, such as (teeth, skulls, and bones), and 49 sounds.
http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/index.html

LISTEN UP and listen for more Animal Sounds .
http://www.georgetown.edu/faculty/ballc/animals/

Play the Sounds of Night Animals game .
http://www.naturepark.com/sound1.htm

Do animals think like humans think? Do they have feelings? NATURE explores the intriguing subjects of animal intelligence, emotions, and self-awareness, when it takes viewers Inside the Animal Mind. http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/animalmind/  

GorillaInvestigate how animals think at the Think Tank at the National Zoo which is an unusual exhibit concerned with animal thinking, from insects to orangutans.
http://nationalzoo.si.edu/animals/thinktank/ 

Now that you're becoming an expert, check your knowledge at this interactive site from the Oxford University Museum of Natural History section about Animals. http://www.oum.ox.ac.uk/thezone/animals/index.htm
Meet some Notable Zoologists
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zoology#Notable_zoologists  
RESOURCES FOR TEACHERS
???Where in the world are all the zoos???
Find out here ... http://www.zoos-worldwide.de/zoos.html  

Endangered Species at Wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Endangered_species

Endangered Species Information Network for the Pacific Northwest http://www.pacificbio.org/ESIN/ESIN.html

  • Camouflage Activity by Ducks Unlimited
    Students observe different insects to learn how they use color and body shape as camouflage.

    http://www.greenwing.org/teachersguide/fall00activity/4_6_fall00.html
  • Adaptation by Ducks Unlimited.
    Students investigate the various roles that mammalian hair plays in adaptations Badgerfor survival.
    http://www.greenwing.org/teachersguide/summer01/46feasummer01.html
  • Animal Adaptation by Ducks Unlimited.
    Students learn how animals are "designed" (adapted) for different environments by matching animal pictures to statements about how they look or act.
    http://www.greenwing.org/teachersguide/spring99/k3featurespr99.html
  • Design your own animal by Ducks Unlimited.
    Students "invent" a new animal that is adapted for land, air and water, using clues to decide which physical features it should have to make use of all three environments.

    http://www.greenwing.org/teachersguide/spring99/46featurespr99sf.html
This is a valuable source of many lesson plans and links for Teachers http://www.animalomnibus.com/teacher.htm
Yet more resources for teachers http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/teach/resources_K12.html
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