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Animals: Crocodiles

These sites are about the habitat, reproduction, appearance, and diet of the American, Morelet, Nile, and Salt Water crocodile. Learn how these animals differ from alligators. Includes photographs, videos, audio clips, online quizzes, and a lesson plan. There is a link to eThemes resource on alligators.

Grades

  • 3,
  • 4,
  • 5,
  • 6

Links

This site offers a look at crocodiles. Check out the "Clickable Croc" with body parts labeled, "Who's Who of Crocodilians," and a "Teacher's Guide."
Learn key facts about the American crocodile and view photographs of baby crocodiles.
Here are interesting facts about crocodiles.
This printable page labels the major features of the crocodile body. Includes information about their appearance, diet, and habitat.
Read this brief description of the Morelet's crocodile. A short video clip is found in the "Video" link. More photographs can be found by clicking on "Photos."
Find out how to distinguish the American crocodile from an alligator. Learn about their population, threats, and survival.
This site offers introductory information about the Nile crocodile.
This site has fun facts about Nile crocodile, audio, and a video clip. NOTE: This site includes pop-up and banner ads.
Read answers to several questions about alligators and crocodiles. Find out why they often sit with their mouths open. Read how long they can stay underwater.
Learn about the "SuperCroc", the largest ancient crocodile ever lived on Earth. Click on the "Test Your Croc Smarts" link at the left under the For Kids section to take online quiz. NOTE: The site includes ads.
This lesson plan is designed to help kids to investigate different species of crocodiles, learn they differ from alligators, and discover their eating habits.
Learn about alligators, the largest predator reptiles. Find out how many species of these animals exist today in the world. Discover where they live, how they hunt, and care of their young. Includes photographs, audio and video files, worksheets, and quizzes. There is a link to eThemes resource on crocodiles.

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