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Reptiles and Birds
Follow the link to this site to learn more about marine turtles. What disease is threatening green sea turtles of Hawaii?
This Web page gives an overview of most of the reptiles and birds. What is a tetrapod? What is a diapsid? What does the word reptile really mean? Visit this site to learn the answers
to these questions, and to find out more about these creatures.
The Raptor Center, University of
Follow the link above to learn more about this international center providing medical care for birds of prey. What species are currently being treated at the Raptor Center? How are the
birds housed at the clinic? Write a brochure for the center, including instructions on how you should treat an injured raptor.
Learn about the habits and life cycles of rattlesnakes by visiting this site. What are the only four types of snakes in the United States having a venomous bite that could be fatal to
humans? What is the only venomous snake native to California?
Photography @ nationalgeographic.com
On the National Geographic Web site, you'll find information about the photography used in the magazine. Write a job description for a National Geographic photographer in your science
Eggs - A Virtual Exhibition
The Provincial Museum of Alberta maintains this comprehensive site about birds. In the "Eggs Exhibit", learn about many characteristics about eggs, their study and trivia about
eggs. Click on the "egg diversity" link to learn why eggs are the shape, color, and texture they are. With a partner, develop a chart that compares the different characteristics
Bird Eggs by Species
This page compares the eggs of different birds. Choose a partner and together develop a chart comparing the different eggs.
CITES Home Page
Visit the home page for CITES. Click on the "Press Releases" link and read about recent news pertaining to CITES. Make your own newsletter on information to stop illegal wildlife trade.
Unit 9: Vertebrates
Vertebrates: Life History and
Visit this site for a discussion of the life history and ecology of vertebrates. Use the information here to make your own dichotomous key to identify different vertebrates.
AmphibiaWeb contains links to sites about amphibians. Choose one of the Web sites from this page and write a review of it in your science journal.
Sea World/Busch Gardens Animal Information
Visit this site to learn about these interesting mammals. Visit the Ask Shamu feature in the "Animal Resources" section and look at some of the questions. As a class, come up with several
questions and ask them to Shamu.
Species Research & Information
Information about marine organisms, listed by species. As a small group, visit this site and learn about several different animals and the dangers they face. Develop a proposal that
will help protect these animals.