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Animals: Migration Discuss this eTheme.

These sites are about animal migration. Learn what migration is, when and why animals have to migrate, what kinds of animals migrate, and what animals have to do to get ready for these changes. Includes migration maps, videos, lesson plans, and animation. There are links to eThemes Resources on Butterflies and Monarch Migration and Hibernation.

Grades

  • 2,
  • 3

Links

Find out what causes animals to migrate. NOTE: This site has links to external sites.
This page has background information for teachers about migration and activities that go along with the topic. NOTE: Subscription is required to access movies.
This page has printouts and quick information about animal migration. NOTE: This site includes ads.
Watch this 2-minute video clip to see where and when the sandhill crane migrate and how they learn to migration. Click on "Learn more about sandhill cranes" to find more quick facts, habitat, and mating. NOTE: This site includes banner-ads and popup ads.
Watch this 3-minute video clip to learn about the tundra swan migration. Click on "Learn more about tundra swan" for more information about them. NOTE: This site includes banner-ads and popup ads.
Watch this 4-minute video clip to see what gray whales are facing to survive their migration journey. NOTE: This site includes ads.
This site is devoted to the migration of hummingbirds. There are facts, reading materials, and classroom activities about hummingbird migration in the Resources section. Includes interactive migration maps. Students can also participate in a migration tracking project online.
Learn why animals need to migrate through playing this game.
Explore this online website to learn about Wildebeest migration and then draw a map of the migration route in eastern Africa. NOTE: This site has links to external sites.
These are sites provide information on the life cycle, habitats, and behaviors of butterflies. View images and see the distribution of various butterfly species. Learn about wildlife migration and why it occurs. Several sites focus on monarch butterflies and their annual migration. An eMINTS WebQuest on monarch butterflies and their life cycle is linked.
These sites are about animal hibernation. Learn what hibernation is, when and why animals hibernate, what kinds of animals hibernate, and what animals have to do to get ready for these changes. Includes animations, lesson plans, and printouts. There is also a link to eThemes Resource on Migration.

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