Reviewed by Diane Flynn Keith
Top Subjects:  Animals   Art/Architecture   Geography   Health   History   Math   Reading   Science
Provider:University of Michigan's Museum of Zoology
Summary:ClickScholar Cie Buschle wrote that her daughter found this terrific science website about animals of all kinds from the University of Michigan's Museum of Zoology
Description:(This site offers educational resources for teachers of K-12 and beyond. Young children and non-readers may enjoy aspects of this site with parental assistance.)

When you get to the site you'll see a featured animal, and a menu that includes the following critters:

*Bony Fishes
*Echinoderms and others

Note: They also offer "Amphibians" but it's still under construction. Bookmark the site, and return in the future to see this topic when it's completed. Click on any item on the menu and a new page opens with an introduction, and a tabbed index that allows you to explore:

*Pictures - See terrific photos of the creatures in this category. Click on any small picture to see an enlarged version.

*Specimens - See photos of specimen collections by zoologists.

*Sounds - Listen to the sound each animal makes - I was amazed by the different songs of crickets!

*Classification - Explore the scientific names of animals including kingdom, phylum, and class.

BUT WAIT! There's more! Use the menu located at the top of each page to explore:

*Special Topics - This section includes: "Spinning Skulls" - view QuickTime movies and close-up images of mammal skulls.
"About Mammals" - provides detailed information about habitat, geographic range, taxonomy, behavior, reproduction, and much more. "Frog Calls" - listen to an array of frog calls used to attract mates and express distress.

*Teaching - This section offers special resources for K-12 and college educators including a MUST SEE parallel site called "BioKIDS" that contains curriculum for 5th and 6th graders.

Here's the direct link http://www.biokids.umich.edu/ There are additional links to resources especially for kids and teachers.

You'll also find a sample high school worksheet for learning about mammals, and some critical thinking exercises so your students "won't believe everything they read on the Web."
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