Chapter 2 - Animals
Unit A - Looking at Plants and Animals
Chapter 2 - Animals
Discover the great diversity of animals on the planet and how their unique adaptations help them to survive.
No matter what the weather or season, you can explore nature with these 11 challenges. See just how good your observation skills are by comparing butterflies, leaves, reptiles, fish, and more. Then record your own observations in a field journal.
How good are you observation skills? Test them out by observing and recording your pet, the pavement near your pad, and other creative and easy-to-find subjects.
The ocean's one diverse place—with alga so tiny that 10 million can fit in a single teaspoon to whales longer than three school buses. Take the surfboard challenge, and ride the waves of biodiversity!
You don't have to be a terrific artist to create a scientific illustration of a monarch butterfly—just willing to take your time researching and re-creating what you find. Learn how.
The butterfly begins life as an egg, emerges as a caterpillar, and then undergoes a complete change in body form during development.
Living on land as we do, it's easy to forget this is a water planet. Yet life appeared about 3.5 billion years ago in the ocean, and instead of leaving, most things stayed there.
When in comes to breathing under water, marine organisms breathe in different ways. Some absorb oxygen through their skin, some rely on gills, and others gulp air into their gas bladders.
Dense humidity, lush green plants, and tropical butterflies of every color filling the room—who'd guess this is New York City in the middle of winter?
November 1, 2014 - May 25, 2015
Explore the rich diversity of frogs and learn about their evolution, biology, and the threats they face in the world's changing environments in this popular exhibition, on view from May 18, 2013, through January 5, 2014.
May 18, 2013 - January 5, 2014