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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.