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ANIMALS (LAND, SEA, POND)
All about Frogs for kids Frog facts, lots of illustrations, coloring, cliparts, songs
All about Farm Animals for kids farm animal facts, lots of illustrations, coloring, cliparts, songs
Animals of the Artic - 5/5 For K - 12 with activities and resources
Year 5 : Australian Animals - 5/5 For elementary kids. Lots of pictures and information.
Living with Elephants explores the relationship between the African Elephant and people, with an emphasis on research and educational programs aimed at reducing conflict between the two species.
Malaysian Elephant Satellite Tracking Project Following the Movements of Trans-Located Elephants in Peninsular Malaysia, and Re-introduced Work Elephants in Northern Thailand
Monitoring the Illegal Killing of Elephants (MIKE) By Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species. News and information on the international agreement.
US Fish & Wildlife : Especially For Kids! Good site with lots of activities coverning endangered species.
Elephant Trade Information System (ETIS) By Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species. Printable.
Elephanteria Lots of fun activities, graphics about elephants for kids.
Australian Animals by Anderson Creek Primary School- 5/5 For elementary kids. Another informative site
Tiger Information Center- 5/5 For Grade 1-8 kids and teachers. Learn about tigers. Online activities and teacher resources
Geoguide by National Geographics - 5/5 For Grade K-12 kids and teachers/family. Learn about tigers/nenets/dams/wolves. Online activities and teacher resources & lesson plans
The Dragonfly Pond - 5/5 For Grade K-12. Learn about science and animals here.
How do animals spend their winter ? by Science made Simple. Good site with illustrations and clear explantion.
How do whales and dolphins sleep without drowning? Bruce Hecker, director of husbandry at the South Carolina Aquarium in Charleston, S.C., provides an answer that gives new meaning to the expression "half asleep."
Why do some fish normally live in freshwater and others in saltwater? How can some fish adapt to both? Aldo Palmisano is a research chemist at the Western Fisheries Research Center of the U.S. Geological Survey Biological Resources Division and is affiliated with the University of Washington in Seattle. Here is his answer.
How do bats echolocate and how are they adapted to this activity? Alain Van Ryckegham, a professor at the School of Natural Resources at Sir Sandford Fleming College in Lindsay, Ontario, Canada, offers this explanation: Image: Bioinfo Animal Pictures Archive NIGHT HUNTER. This leaf-nosed bat uses sound waves and echoes--a technique called echolocation--to capture prey, such as crickets.
The Belize Zoo - 4/5 For elementary kids. Video and sound clips. Lots of pictures of animals found in the zoo
Nova Online : Night creatures of the Kalahari - 4/5 Elementary - High School. Resources, lesson plans for teachers.
Nature Wildlife Factsheets - 4/5 K - Elementary level. Learn about all kinds of animals, reptiles etc here. Coloring activities
Whales, A thematic web unit - 4/5 For K-8 and teachers. Lesson Plans for teachers according to age. Project ideas. Links to other whale resources
Polar Bear & the Walrus - 4/5 For K - elementary level. Songs & related activities : Make a puppet
Aquatic Creatures - 3/5 Elementary level. Learn about Lakes, Ponds, Streams & Rivers & Wetland creatures
Marine Life Learning Center - 3/5 K-4....look at the different shapes of fish and how they live and what they eat
Fish FAQ - 5/5 K-elementary. All that you want to know about fish is here !
The Marine Food Web - 5/5 Elementary kids. Learn about the food chain
Zoom Dinosaurs - 5/5 All you want to know about dinosaurs. Has coloring activities and some dinosaur craft related activities. Good site
The Electronic Zoo - 5/5 Good links to all animal related sites. Learn about animals
Birmingham Zoo-Animal Omnibus - 5/5 Links to other animal sites by animal name. Great site if kids want to read about animals.
Lincoln Park Zoo Good reference site for animals.
National Geographics for kids - 4/5 K - Elementary. Learn about animals, activities and have a penpal from here
4th & 5th Grade Student Resources - 5/5 Covers all Life Science Resources - a very good resource
The Amazing World of Birds - 5/5 Good resource for information on birds.
The Gator Hole Facts about the American Alligator. Good site.
Texas Wildlife : Rainbow Trout Short facts, color picture and question and answer activity.
Texas Wildlife : KEMP'S RIDLEY SEA TURTLE Short facts, color picture and question and answer activity.
Texas Wildlife : WHITE-TAILED DEER Short facts, color picture and question and answer activity.
Sea World/Busch Gardens Animal Bytes Designed to help you quickly find information about some of the unique creatures found in the animal kingdom. Most files include the scientific classification, fun facts, and biological value.
Texas Wildlife : TEXAS KANGAROO RAT Short facts, color picture and question and answer activity.
Texas Wildlife : BLACK-CAPPED VIREO Short facts, color picture and question and answer activity.
Texas Wildlife : RINGTAIL Short facts, color picture and question and answer activity.
Science for Kids Covers many different topics. Interesting site.
How do jellyfish reproduce? What effect does their sting have on humans? What's the difference between red and translucent jellyfish? Ian Hiler, Assistant Director of the Husbandry Department and Animal Exhibit Designer at the Aquarium of the Americas in New Orleans, has tackled this series of questions.
How do squid and octopuses change color? Ellen J. Prager, assistant dean of the University of Miami's Rosensteil School of Marine and Atmospheric Science and author of The Oceans (McGraw-Hill, 2000), offers this explanation
eNature : Complete Guide to North America's plants and animals Lots of pictures accompany information.
E-Quarium Learn about sea animals. Play games and other fun activities. Good site.

Bugs, Insects and Creepy Crawlies


BUGS, INSECTS AND CREEPY CRAWLIES
All About Snails for Kids PreK-Elementary. Printable activities available for the children to work on or enjoy. Learn about the snail. Cliparts, stories and more on snails
On the wings of a dragonfly - 3/5 For teachers and kids. Learn about dragonflies
Worms - 4/5 Sing worm songs, read about worms, make a worm book, experiments - 1st Graders
Earthworms Project Page- 4/5 For Grade 5 - learn about worms, watch a worm movie and many other worm links
Yucky Worm World - 4/5 For elementary kids. Learn about worms, watch video, see the body parts
Amazon Adventure Animals - 5/5 For elementary kids. Learn About Animals ~ Life in the River ~ The Insect World ~ Great site and many things to learn
Yucky Bug World - 4/5 For older kids. Learn about roaches, anatomy etc
The Butterfly Website - 5/5 the most complete information on butterfly gardening, farming, ecology and education.
ARACHNOLOGY : The study of arachnids FOR THE YOUNG ONES Lots of good links on this topic that you would not want to miss out 4/5
The Wonderful World of Insects - 5/5 Very good site for insect information.
Katerpillars (& Mystery Bugs) for kids - 5/5 Insect stories and facts about insects
How Cicadas sing ? Facts and links to very good insect topics
Virtual Pond Dip Brief facts and illustrations of pond bugs.
How is it possible for insects and spiders to walk on water or walls? Robert B. Suter, a professor of biology at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., recently authored a paper on this very subject.

Learn about my Body, Senses and how it works

MY BODY AND HOW IT WORKS
Yucky Gross and cool body - 4/5 For elementary kids. Learn about how the human body works
Neuroscience for kids : The Senses - 4/5 K - Elementary. Learn about our 5 senses. Requires Macromedia to view how it works. Experiments and activities, coloring, worksheets, games and more.
Explore the brain and spinal cord - 4/5 Older kids. Informative and interesting resource about the 5 senses.
Seeing, Hearing and Smelling the World - 4/5 For Older kids. Detailed resource for learning how our senses work
An Eye on Color - 3/5 Elementary kids. See how the eye works
The Atlas of the Human Body Lots of good information. Good reference site.
American Eye Association for kids- 5/5 See how the eye works.
Human Anatomy Interactive. Click on the parts of the body and read the facts. Animations of human anatomy. Good and interesting site.
How does caffeine affect the body? Biologist Neal J. Smatresk--Dean of the College of Science at the University of Texas at Arlington--offers this explanation
Human Anatomy for Grade 4-12 Learn about the human body. Lots of illustrations.
The Human Body Riddle Book Listen to the riddle and learn about the human body.

ECOLOGY
All About Rainforest for kids and teachers Learn about the Rainforest. Lots of activities for kids, teacher's resources and more.
Ecology for Kids - 5/5 Activities, facts and more.
Prairie Ecology - 5/5 Excellent site to learn about the prairie ecology. Learn about the animals and plants as you build your own prairie. Interactive.
Ocean Life for kids. For Lower Elementary. Simple basic facts and activity. Good site for a start.
Woodland Explorer Click on parts of the tree to explore what kind of animals or insects lives there. Short facts about each animal or insect with illustration. Good basic knowledge.
Grassland Explorer Click and see what kind of creatures live on the grassland. Short facts about mini-beasts with illustration.
Treasures@Sea Exploring the Ocean through literature.
Texas Parks & Wildlife : Backwater Buffet Learn about the Wetlands in Texas - ecology, animals which lives there. Good site.
Texas Parks & Wildlife : What's in a Wetland Facts and illustrations.
Information on Wetlands Good site to learn about wetlands.
Why are wetlands important? Simple easy to understand facts.
EPA : Our vital link between land and water This site will give you a better understanding of the rich variety of wetlands, their importance, how they are threatened, and what can be done to conserve them for future generations. Available in adobe pdf format.
Sierra Club : Wetlands and Clean Water Know the importance of wetlands and learn how to participate to protect them.

BIOLOGY
Biology for Kids - 5/5 Activities, quizzes, facts and more.
Biosurf - The Basis of Life Unit A study unit. Good site.
How do white blood cells recognize invaders? Philippa Marrack is an immunologist supported by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in the Department of Medicine at the National Jewish Medical and Research Center in Denver, Colo. In 1994, Marrack and her husband, John W. Kappler, won the prestigious Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize awarded by Columbia University. Here is her reply
What is homeostasis? Emeritus Professor Kelvin Rodolfo of the University of Illinois at Chicago's Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences provides this answer
The Human Body Adventure Complete tour of the human body and its function. Good site. Interesting and easy to understand.
How are traits passed on through DNA? Stuart E. Ravnik, assistant professor of cell biology and biochemistry at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, summarizes the answer to this seemingly simple question
Why are we getting taller as a species? This answer comes from Michael J. Dougherty, assistant director and senior staff biologist at Biological Sciences Curriculum Study in Colorado Springs, Col.
Monarch Butterfly USA.com This is a very good site. Watch movie clips of the life cycle. Lovely, clear pictures.

GLOSSARY

BIOLOGY - the science of plants and animals, the study of living things and the way they live and grow

ECOLOGY - is the science that deals with the relations between all living things and the conditions that surround them.

ECOSYSTEM - is the science of all the animals, plants and bacteria that make up a particular community living in a certain environment.

FLOWER - the part of the plant that bears the seed and usually has brightly colored petals, blossom or bloom

VEGETATION - things growing from the ground, plant life

VEGETABLE - a plant or part of a plant that is eaten

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