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Animal Bytes
Sharp site from the great San Diego zoo.
Grade Level: Pre-K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12


Animal Bytes from the San Diego Zoo offers animal facts, photos, and Webcams, as well as teacher resources for using the Web site in the classroom.
This multimedia site is part of the larger San Diego Zoo site. Information is organized into several main sections, including: Animal Categories, Habitats and Ecosystems, and Where in the World?

Teachers and students will be happy to find Animal Bytes. It supports students' reading, writing, and science skills by offering information and multimedia files on amphibians, birds, mammals, reptiles, and insects. The animal records include quick facts (class, order, families, genera, species, etc.), fun facts, articles, photos, sounds, videos, and more. Visitors to the site can also find descriptions of animal classifications, habitats, and ecosystems, as well as information about where animals are found geographically. The textual information include hyperlinks to the Zoo Glossary. Teachers will want to click on the Education link at the top of the page and scroll down to find links to curricular materials and classroom activities that cover a variety of topics. All materials include a suggested grade level.


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