Mr. Nale's
Virtual Classroom

Animals

  • Animal Cams!
    Links to live cameras in zoos, aquariums and animal shelters feature ant farms, penguins, bats, sharks and more.
     
  • Animal Diversity Web
    A collection of pictures and information about animals. Accounts of individual species include information on distributions, natural history, conservation, and economic importance, along with pictures and sounds if available. There are even short movies.
     
  • ASPCA'S Animaland
    This child-friendly site offers interactive information on careers, animal care, and general information about animals.
     
  • Bat Resource Area Maintained by the Bat Conservation Society, this site includes bat facts, photos, pictures, and fascinating bat trivia, such as how to exclude bats from buildings.  
  • Beekeeping: The Beekeeper’s Home Page
    Beekeeping, honey, and honeybees are described in pictures and words. Designed for both children and adults. Includes links to hundreds of bee sites on the Web, some especially for kids.

  • Children’s Butterfly Site
    A delightful site: pictures to color, facts to learn. Includes bibliographies of books and videos on butterflies.  
  • Freddo’s Pond
    The games and activities involving Freddo, an Australian icon, have been designed to provide discussion signposts on environmental and safety issues. It helps parents discuss these issues with their children, with the endorsement of Freddo Frog, a family friend.
     
  • From A to Z
    Birds, mammals, marsupials, and reptiles form the list that leads to detailed photos and information. Part of the Oakland (Calif.) Zoo at Knowland Park.
     
  • Insectclopedia
    Comprehensive site about the world of insects ranges from identification to bug cuisine.
     
  • KCarroll’s Horse Country
    The ultimate site for equestrians and other horse lovers: the horse in history, the horse in art, breeding, racing, and horse shows.
     
  • Kids Go Wild
    Learn about all aspects of animals and wildlife conservation through this site sponsored by The Wildlife Conservation Society.
     
  • National Wildlife Federation
    The Kids Page features articles in English and Spanish from Ranger Rick, the environmental magazine for children; a homework help section; and briefings on issues such as the wetlands, endangered animals, water quality and more. Search the site for the information you need. You can even take action by sending an e-mail message to your elected representatives on a wildlife topic.
     
  • Nutty Hatch
    If you are interested in the details of birds in the eastern United States, this is the site for you.
     
  • Pet Care Tips
    Tips for taking care of your pet from the American Animal Hospital Association. Lets you find the pet hospital nearest to where you live.
     
  • The Salmon Page
    If you need information on salmon, start at this site. Riverdale School (Portland, Ore.) children assembled lots of outstanding information and links on salmon including their own illustrations and creation myths as well as pictures of dissections.
     
  • Sea World/Busch Gardens Animal Information Database
    Designed especially for students and teachers, the Sea World/Busch Gardens Animal Information Database brings the world of wildlife to classrooms! Download cool animal facts, teacher’s guides, quizzes, activities . . . even check out live animal cams!
     
  • Sounds of the World’s Animals
    Listen to recorded sounds of myriad animals—and learn the words for those sounds in many languages.
     
  • Tiger on the Loose
    Beginning with a newspaper account of a disappearing tiger, this is interactive game that teaches a great deal about tigers. Connects to the searchable tiger information center.
     
  • Whale Songs
    Want to know a particular cetacean’s size, shape, or color? Where cetaceans live? What cetaceans eat? Select a cetacean from this site for specific natural histories and information.
     
  • Yuckiest Site on the Internet
    If you like cockroaches vis,it it! Ask Wendell any yucky question in science.

 

Dinosaurs

  • The Dino Dictionary
    This site offers a searchable database, discussion of current theories, a listing of dinosaur sites and clip art.
     
  • The Dinosauria
    What do we know about dinosaurs? How did they live? How did they die? How do they live on today? Includes a section on myths and contains links to numerous other dino-sites.
     
  • Discovering Dinosaurs (Encyclopaedia Britannica)
    Explores how our knowledge of dinosaurs has evolved through the centuries.
     
  • World’s First Dinosaur Skeleton: Hadrosaurus Foulkii
    A site about the first dinosaur fossil found in the United States. Foulke had discovered the first nearly complete skeleton of a dinosaur, an event that would rock the scientific world and forever change our view of natural history.

 

Zoos and Aquariums

  • Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago
    The Lincoln Park Zoo Web site strives to build understanding and respect for wildlife and natural lands across the world. Information on more than 1,000 animals in their zoo as well as great animal photos.
     
  • Monterey Bay (Calif.) Aquarium Online
    The “E-Quarium” site gives you a look at how one of the newest and most elaborate aquariums in the country works, learn about the effects of El Niño, and see how the sea otter population is being preserved.
     
  • National Aquarium in Baltimore
    Located in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, this aquarium’s site has a current exhibit on ghosts of the water (jellyfish) as well as trivia quizzes on frogs.
     
  • National Zoo, Washington, D.C.
    Opportunities to play puzzle games, encounter new births in the zoo, and read about the language learning of orangutans. Permits following, through satellite tracking, the movements of trans-located elephants in peninsular Malaysia to save crop damage. Requires plug-ins.
     
  • Official Keiko Home Page, Newport, Ore
    Visit Keiko, an orca whale, at the Oregon Coast Aquarium. This project takes cam shots of Keiko and offers information on re-introducing Keiko to the wild. Keiko was the star of Free Willy. Requires plugins.
     
  • Oregon Zoo, Portland
    In the “No Adults Allowed!” section you will find outline information on all of the animals in this zoo collection with terrific pictures you can use for a report. Emphasis on saving endangered species.
     
  • San Diego (Calif.) Zoo
    You can play “Gulp!” at different levels or do a puzzle in “Baby Talk.” This Zoo cares for 3,800 animals (800 different species) and creates outstanding natural habitats for its animals.
     
  • Wildlife Conservation Society at Bronx (N.Y.) Zoo
    Opportunity to adventure with Pablo Python. Strong environmental and conservation approach. The photography and layout of text are excellent. Requires plugins.