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Evolution: Teacher's Guide
http://www.pbs.org/w...
This 40-page curriculum guide on evolution includes worksheets and links to videos.

Podcasts


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Evolution: Teacher's Guide
http://www.pbs.org/w...
This 40-page curriculum guide on evolution includes worksheets and links to videos.

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How Animal Camouflage Works
http://www.howstuffw...
In this article, students will see how animals blend in with their environment so that others might overlook them. Students will look at a few sophisticated hiders who can change their camouflage in accordance with a change in their surroundings. In addition to these expert hiders, students will look at some animals who don't hide at all, but throw predators off by disguising themselves as something dangerous or uninteresting.

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Camouflage
http://www.howstuffw...
Picture gallery of animals and their camouflage

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Animal camouflage
http://animals.howst...
Pictures of animals using camouflage as protection.

Assessments


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Interactive Bird Identification and Quiz
http://www.birds.cor...
This site is full of great pictures and bird calls for a teacher introducing her students to birds and habitats.

Informational Materials


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Poison Frog Uses Less-Toxic Looks to Survive, Study Finds
http://news.national...
This is an article on mimicry. It is an excellent resource that can be used to introduce protective adaptations of animals.

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Newfound Octopus Impersonates Fish, Snakes
http://news.national...
This article can be used as an introductory to evolution (protective adaptations). Scientists have discovered what may be the ideal partner for a game of charades: a long-armed octopus that mimics poisonous creatures of the sea to avoid its predators.

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Instant Evolution Seen in Darwin's Finches
http://news.national...
This is a news article on a new study of Galápagos finches suggests.

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Evolution: Teacher's Guide
http://www.pbs.org/w...
This 40-page curriculum guide on evolution includes worksheets and links to videos.

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How Animal Camouflage Works
http://www.howstuffw...
In this article, students will see how animals blend in with their environment so that others might overlook them. Students will look at a few sophisticated hiders who can change their camouflage in accordance with a change in their surroundings. In addition to these expert hiders, students will look at some animals who don't hide at all, but throw predators off by disguising themselves as something dangerous or uninteresting.

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Animal Defense Against Predators
http://www.life.umd....
Discusses chemical defense, mimicry and camouflage.

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Adaptation & Survival
http://www.makalapa....
This web site includes an extensive list of animals. These are links that can be followed for detailed descriptions of each animals adaptations.

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Octupus Mimics other Animals
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Camouflage
http://www.howstuffw...
Picture gallery of animals and their camouflage

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Animal camouflage
http://animals.howst...
Pictures of animals using camouflage as protection.

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Mimicry
http://www.unc.edu/~...
Mimicry of animals and insects

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Interactive Bird Identification and Quiz
http://www.birds.cor...
This site is full of great pictures and bird calls for a teacher introducing her students to birds and habitats.

Interactives/Games


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Leopards of the Night
http://www.pbs.org/w...
This is an interactive web page that allows students to distinguish between the different types of camouflage. A Shockwave version and non-Shockwave version are available.

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Bio Bob's Biodiversity Game
http://www.rigb.org/...
Wow! This one is so much fun! Learn about how to adapt and change in each environment.

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Interactive Bird Identification and Quiz
http://www.birds.cor...
This site is full of great pictures and bird calls for a teacher introducing her students to birds and habitats.

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Owl Pellet Dissection Virtual Lab
http://www.kidwings....
This is a virtual lab on Owl Pellet Dissection. It begins by giving students basic information on what an owl pellet is and why they are important. The student is then guided through the lab directions before actually conducting the lab itself.

Learning Activities


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Evolution: Teacher's Guide
http://www.pbs.org/w...
This 40-page curriculum guide on evolution includes worksheets and links to videos.

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Animal Defense Against Predators
http://www.life.umd....
Discusses chemical defense, mimicry and camouflage.

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Bio Bob's Biodiversity Game
http://www.rigb.org/...
Wow! This one is so much fun! Learn about how to adapt and change in each environment.

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Mimicry
http://www.unc.edu/~...
Mimicry of animals and insects

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Interactive Bird Identification and Quiz
http://www.birds.cor...
This site is full of great pictures and bird calls for a teacher introducing her students to birds and habitats.

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