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Animals: Penguins

Learn about the lives of penguins including their habitat, their adaptation to the environment, and their amazing ability to swim. See a live view of penguins from a Webcam and watch videos of penguins swimming and walking. These sites have factual information, photographs, and suggested classroom activities. Includes links to eThemes resources on Antarctica and the book “Mr. Popper’s Penguins.”


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This site is a good starting place to learn about penguins. View the slideshow that discusses the life of penguins. Click on "Habitats of Penguins" to see a map that you can click on and learn about what types of penguins live where. Try the quiz, and check out the lesson plan ideas.
Watch a movie about penguins starring Tim and Moby then take a pop quiz. NOTE: This site is available by subscription only.
Find out about penguins on this site. There are three articles with lots of information and many images. You can read about the different species of penguins and where they live and watch a short video. NOTE: This site includes unmoderated user comments.
This webpage gives a listing of seventeen species of penguin and where they are found in the wild.
Watch a video about African Penguins at the New Jersey State Aquarium. Learn how toys and puzzles added to the exhibit influenced the penguins' behavior.
Find answers to common questions about penguins. See a live view of penguins by clicking on "Penguin Cam" at the left. This also leads to a video of penguins swimming underwater.
Print out a labeled illustration of an emperor penguin and learn more about this animal. NOTE: The site includes Google ads.
Print out this labeled illustration of a Rockhopper Penguin. Includes some facts. NOTE: The site includes Google ads.
This site covers many topics relating to the lives of penguins including their scientific classification, senses, diet, causes of death, and more.
The biggest list of zoos and aquariums across the nation. Select a state or first letter of a zoo and the zoo's contact information will appear. Use this list to find addresses so you can send your questions to experts.
This site has a penguin quiz, a word search puzzle, and a penguin mask you can make. Click on the camera icon to view three videos. NOTE: This site links to commercial sites and a site with a guestbook.
This site has lots of information, activities, and photographs of penguins. Click on "Penguin Activities" and find the online penguin puzzles that are fun for the SMARTboard. NOTE: The site includes banner and popup ads.
This page has ideas for classroom activities relating to penguins.
Learn about Emperor penguins. This page includes a video showing penguins walking and audio so you can hear the sounds they make. NOTE: This site includes ads.
This is a 26-page PDF booklet that includes teaching objectives and goals, extensive information about penguins, in-class activities, puzzles, games, and more.
This 26-page PDF teacher's guide includes scientific experiments for older children.
Print out this PDF page and color a penguin on iceberg.
Learn about life in Antarctica including the climate, explorers, animals, geographic features, and current scientific expeditions. Take a virtual tour of this cold continent and view 360-degree images. Includes an eThemes resource on penguins and two eThemes resources on the arctic.
These sites have suggested activities, lesson plans, and discussion questions for the book "Mr. Popper's Penguins." The theme includes sites about penguins, quizzes, coloring pages, and a webcam. Includes links to eThemes resources on penguins and Antarctica.

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