For Educators

Lizards & Snakes: Alive! explores the diversity of squamates—legged and legless lizards, including snakes. This comprehensive guide will help you explore the exhibition with your students. 

Educators Guide and Materials

 


More Resources For Educators

Use these free online resources to further explore themes presented in the Lizards and Snakes: Alive exhibition.

Leapin' Lizards (SuperScience)

Article, Hands-on Activity

Leapin' Lizards (SuperScience)

Introduce younger students to squamates and some of scaly lizards and snakes that are part of this group of animals. Then put their exhibit-designing skills to the test.

Lizards & Snakes: Alive! Coloring Book

Hands-on Activity

Lizards & Snakes: Alive! Coloring Book

How does a Veiled Chameleon's body resemble its environment? What colors are a Burmese Python's spots? Use what you know about squamates to bring these drawings to life.

Lizards & Snakes: Alive! Glossary

Curriculum Materials

Lizards & Snakes: Alive! Glossary

What are squamata? Why is the term "cold-blooded" incorrect? And how does chemoreception work? Find out with this glossary—from "adaptation" to "vertebrate."

Scaly Surprises (Science World)

Article

Scaly Surprises (Science World)

Did you know that a snake's skin includes see-through scales that cover its eyes. Or that chameleons have sticky tongues to pull in their prey? Examine squamates and their remarkable adaptations.

Squamate Fun Facts

Article

Squamate Fun Facts

Did you know that squamates have a third eye? Or that the Gila Monster and the Bearded Lizard are the only two known venomous lizards? Discover more interesting facts about squamates.

Curriculum Materials

Lizards & Snakes Booklist for Kids

Want to learn more about the legged and legless lizards known as squamates? You'll find everything from colorful field guides to tales of unusual behavior in this list of kid-friendly titles.

Curriculum Materials

Lizards & Snakes Online Resources

Search a database with more than 8,300 reptile species. Learn about amphibian biology and conservation. Review the evolutionary history of squamates. And find hands-on science activities.

Curriculum Materials

Lizards & Snakes Booklist for Educators

Separate snake facts from folklore. View and read up on hundreds of squamate species. And find out what it takes to keep snakes as terrarium pets.