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Animals: Whales Discuss this eTheme.

These sites are about whales. Learn about the characteristics, behavior, and classification of whales. Topics include the habitat, life cycle, communication methods, and migration. There are videos, photographs, and sound files. Several hands-on activities and online games and quizzes are included. eThemes Resources on beluga whales, endangered species, and ocean animals are linked.

Grades

  • 3,
  • 4,
  • 5,
  • 6

Links

This site includes information about the whale anatomy and facts about different kinds of whales. There are also suggestions on how to help protect whales.
Learn about these highly-specialized sea animals and their prehistoric ancestors.
This multimedia page includes links to pictures, video clips, and audio files of whales.
Students can learn about whales in Australia, characteristics of whales, and hear their songs.
Learn about the different kinds of whales and test your whale knowledge in "Cetacean Trivia". There are also lesson plans. NOTE: This site contains sponsored links.
The site has lots of information and printouts for kids about whales. NOTE: This site contains sponsored links.
This teacher's guide contains lesson ideas for grades 4-8 to learn more about whales. This is a 31-page PDF file.
Listen to these minke whale songs from National Geographic. There are two different calls. NOTE: Requires RealPlaye or Windows Media.
There are many links to information on specific whales, sonar that harms whales, adopting whales, and whale protection.
Here are three games about whales for students to play.
Student can answer the ten questions about whales.
This resource provides lots of background information on whales. There are also suggested books and whales and a classroom activity.
This map shows where whales often migrate. Includes comprehension questions over the map.
These activities include a hands-on experiment about blubber and more. The reproducible PDFs are included.
This site has facts on whales, whale stories, and whale games for kids.
This online encyclopedia has information about whales. Learn about their characteristics, behaviors, classification, and whaling. NOTE: The site has pop-up ads.
This short animated cartoon story "The Adventures of Meru and Boo" tells about how whales breathe.
These websites are about beluga whales. Learn all about these aquatic mammals, what they look like, where they live, how they communicate, and more. There are fun facts, interactives, videos, audio files, and many photographs.
Learn more about the hundreds of creatures that live in the oceans and seas. Includes many photos and videos, audio files, and real-time images from Webcams. The animals covered include whales, jellyfish, dolphins, sea turtles, seahorses, and more. Includes links to eThemes Resources on Geography: Oceans and Animals: Sharks.
These sites have descriptions of endangered species and include explanations for why certain animals are in peril. There are graphic organizers and Venn diagrams. Includes links to many eThemes Resources on habitats and specific endangered animals, such as lemurs, cheetahs, chimpanzees, tigers, and more.

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