Squamates—legged and legless lizards, including snakes—are among the most successful vertebrates on Earth, found everywhere but the coldest and highest places on the planet. These articles supplement the Science Explorations online investigation Uncover Lizards and Snakes: Learn the Story of Squamtes.
Investigate one of the most successful vertebrates on Earth and find out why some species evolved to be without limbs. Then use what you've learned to create a squamate exhibit.
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.
Article, Hands-on Activity
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.