Web of Life — Additional Resources
For Student Research
A – Z Animals is an on-line, kid-friendly animal encyclopedia provides photos and brief information for many different species around the world.
Nat Geo Animal Facts
National Geographic Animal Facts includes great photos and fast facts about different animals. (Although designed for teens and older, the information is fairly easy to glean, even for younger students.)
The National Gardening Association Plants Database provides brief information on thousands of plants, which may be searched by common name.
USDA Plants Database
U.S. Department of Agriculture Plants Database contains information and photos for many different plants. (Younger students may need help navigating the site and deciphering some of the information. Be sure to select “common name,” unless you are searching by the Latin name.)
Color the World!
Coloringnature.org offers more than 500 realistically illustrated coloring pages that can be downloaded and printed for use in preK-8 classrooms. Choose from categories such as amphibians, reptiles, mammals, birds, insects, animal homes, biomes and habitats, and trees. Consider pairing the pages with PLT activities as diagrams, models, or assessment tools.
ARKive’s “Survival” App
Full of real-life photographs, this fun Survival App tests speed, agility, endurance and intelligence, essential skills needed to become a Top Survivor as one of the world’s most endangered animals.
Endangered Species Interactive Map
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Endangered Species Map provides information about endangered species success stories in every state, including audio interviews and podcasts with biologists about on-the-ground endangered species conservation.
American Bird Conservancy Video: Go Birding, Save Species!
Go Birding, Save Species is a one-minute video from the American Bird Conservatory featuring a dozen different birds in action. Visit www.conservationbirding.org for a full species list.
Encounters: Wild Explorer
The public radio program Encounters: Radio Experiences in the North explores the natural history of Alaska and the Far North. The website also includes videos, sound clips, and other resources to introduce the animals and habitats of the region.
Conservation Connect LIVE! Broadcasts
Connect your students with conservation professionals using the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s broadcast series, Conservation Connect LIVE!, choosing among a variety of topics.
Use the Webspiration online tool to create food webs, concept maps, and other diagrams.