Wednesday, May 27, 2009

It's A Zoo Out There!

Studying animals and their habitats, life cycles, characteristics, or anything even remotely related? With the state of the economy, you may not have the classroom funds to visit the zoo but there is a way to bring the zoo to your room!

Check out the Smithsonian National Zoo at and find some awesome resources. Yes, resources!

There are many valuable tools found at that provide many starting points and great curriculum add-ons.

Browse through the list of:

· Free Curriculum Guides

· Explorer Kits (fee-based)

· Homework Helper

· Research Articles and Podcasts

· Online Habitat Education Program

· Fact Sheets

· Live Animal Web Cams

· Educator’s Newsletter

...and much more!

Like the info you found here? If so, go a step further and check out what I believe to be the information mecca of the United States… The Smithsonian Institution! Or, go straight to the Smithsonian Educator section where they help you prepare, plan, and teach. What can you expect from this site…. Lesson plans and resources aligned with the NC Standard Course of Study.

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