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Wildlife Teacher Resources

Look below to find plenty of cross-curricular printables, lesson plans, quizzes, and references for National Wildlife Week (held in March each year). Bring nature into your classroom with these great wildlife teaching resources for kindergarten through twelfth grade. Activities include bird-watching, reading comprehension passages, and fun art projects. Students will enjoy learning about wild plants and the animals that live in the rain forests, oceans, and polar regions.

Whiteboard Compatible Mini-Lessons

The Amazing Rain Forest Mini-Lesson
Animals of the Arctic Mini-Lesson
Introducing Deserts Mini-Lesson
Characteristics of Mammals Mini-Lesson
Meet the Mammals Mini-Lesson
Focus on Frogs Mini-Lesson
Animals of the Antarctic Mini-Lesson
More Mini-Lessons

Printables

Home, Sweet, Home: Animal Habitats
Polar Bears Reading Warm-Up
Butterfly Life Cycle Worksheet
Animal Habitat Crossword Puzzle
Animal Adaptations Project -- Worksheet 1
Vertebrates and Invertebrates Word Fill-In
Animal Adaptations Project -- Teacher Notes
More Popular Wildlife Printables

Quizzes

Animal Classification Quiz
Animal Facts Quiz
Arthropods Quiz
Mammals Quiz
General Science Quiz
Kinds of Animals Quiz
Animal Habits Quiz

Technology Resources

Animal Report PowerPoint Presentation
Kaufman Focus Guides by Kenn Kaufman

Earth Day Activities

There's an Owl in the Shower
Extinct, Endangered, and Threatened Animals Activity
Mystery of the Malformed Frogs Lesson Plan
National Park System of the United States
Why Are Wetlands Important to the Environment?
What Is Wildlife Conservation?
More Earth Day Teacher Resources

Lesson Plans

Plant Eaters and Meat Eaters
Estimating Turtle Size and Age
Why Care About Amphibian Population Decline and Malformations?
Discover a Pond Food Web
Dinosaur Detectives
Owl Sculpture
Hands & Feet Reindeer Heads
More Wildlife Lesson Plans

Wildlife References

President Classification of Animals
Animal Group Terms
Animal Names: Male, Female, Young
Animal Defenses
Animals as Athletes
Vertebrates Versus Invertebrates
Misnamed Animals
More Wildlife References

Articles

A Visit to the Zoo Sub Kit (Grades 1-2)
The Summer of the Swans
Reptiles and Amphibians Through the Ages
Reptile and Amphibian Defense Systems
Food Webs of Reptiles and Amphibians
The Tale of the Mandarin Ducks
The Race of Toad and Deer
More Wildlife Articles

Wildlife Activities for Art & Drama

Owl Sculpture
Hands & Feet Reindeer Heads
Large Creatures
Monkey See, Look At Me Coloring Page

Literature Resources on Wildlife

The Summer of the Swans
Kingfisher Young Knowledge: Birds Teacher's Guide
The Tale of the Mandarin Ducks
Touching Spirit Bear and Ghost of Spirit Bear Reading Guide
On the Far Side of the Mountain
Animals & Actions Word Match Up for Monkey See, Look At Me
Kingfisher Young Knowledge: Oceans and Seas Teacher's Guide
More Literature Resources on Wildlife

Wildlife Activities for Reading & Language Arts

Emperor Penguins Reading Warm-Up
The Summer of the Swans
Killer Whales Reading Warm-Up
The Tale of the Mandarin Ducks
Elephants Reading Warm-Up
Nonfiction Reading Warm-Up: Giraffes
Nonfiction Reading Warm-Up: Tigers
More Popular Wildlife Activities for Reading & Language Arts

Digital Books

Eyewitness: Jungle
Eyewitness: Bird
Eyewitness: Amphibian
Eye Wonder: Mammals
One Million Things: Animal Life
Eye Wonder: Birds
Eyewitness: Arctic & Antarctic
Little Brainwaves Investigate: Animals
Eyewitness: Eagle & Birds of Prey
E.Guides: Mammal
Eyewitness: Mammal
DK First Animal Encyclopedia
Gallery of DK Digital Books for Earth Science

Children's Science Activities on Wildlife

Plant Eaters and Meat Eaters
Care and Handling of Live Reptiles and Amphibians
Basics of Bird-Watching
Measuring Turtle Length and Age
Project Reptile
Planimal House
Animal Home Puzzles
More Children's Science Activities on Wildlife

Wildlife Activities for Earth Science Class

Butterfly Life Cycle Worksheet
Butterfly Facts and Questions
Butterfly Life Cycle Quiz
The Summer of the Swans
Plant Eaters and Meat Eaters
Science Reading Warm-Up: Mammals
Why Are Wetlands Important to the Environment?
More Wildlife Activities for Earth Science Class

Wild Plants

Edible Wild Plants
Wildflowers and Their Families
Layers of the Rain Forest
The Sunflower
Flower and Leaf Press
Plants of the Rain Forest
More Plants (Botany) – Teacher Resources

Wildlife in Polar Regions

Camouflage
Julie's Wolf Pack Reader's Guide
Hands & Feet Reindeer Heads
Cub's Big World Story Hour Kit
More Polar Regions – Teacher Resources

Resources on Insects

Butterfly Life Cycle Worksheet
Animal Habitat Crossword Puzzle
Butterfly Facts and Questions
Butterfly Life Cycle Quiz
Plant & Animal Visuals Slideshow
Animal & Insect Transparencies Slideshow
Camouflaged Butterflies
More Resources on Insects

Endangered Species Resources

Wetlands Life Worksheet
Marsupials – Matching Activity
Amphibian Population Declines
Science and Language Arts: Tigers in Trouble
Animals Reading Warm-Up: Bison
Boa Constrictor Reading Warm-Up
Zebras Reading Warm-Up

Aquatic Wildlife Resources

Nonfiction Reading Warm-Up: Squid
Penguins Reading Warm-Up
Sea Turtle Scientist Discussion & Activity Guide with Common Core Connections
The Dolphins of Shark Bay Common Core Discussion & Activity Guide
More Oceans – Teacher Resources

Rain Forest Wildlife Activities

Animal Habitat Crossword Puzzle
Bullfrog Food Web
Reptile and Amphibian Life Span and Life History
Measuring Turtle Length and Age
Reptile and Amphibian Defense Strategies
Eastern Newt Species Account
Long-Lived Turtles
More Popular Rain Forest Wildlife Activities

Social Studies & Wildlife Connected

The Summer of the Swans
The Tale of the Mandarin Ducks
Hands & Feet Reindeer Heads
Kingfisher Knowledge Guide: Dangerous Creatures Teacher's Guide
The Boy Who Drew Birds Teacher's Guide
Ice Dogs Common Core Discussion Questions & Activities
Protecting Australia's Native Wildlife
More Social Studies Resources on Wildlife

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