Chapter 4 - Animal Diversity

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Unit A - Characteristics of Living Things

Chapter 4 - Animal Diversity

Discover the rich diversity of animals that live on our planet. Explore how animals have adapted to their environments and how they use camouflage to keep themselves safe.

Ocean Creature Feature

Ocean Creature Feature

To survive in the icy Pacific, a sea otter has about a million hairs in every square inch of its fur. Now, that's dense! Take a close look at ocean adaptations while boosting your OLogy card collection.

Draw a Monarch

Draw a Monarch

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.

Feed the Birds

Feed the Birds

You can tell a lot about your ecosystem by the kinds of birds that live in it. Create a simple feeder, and see how many of your feathered neighbors come to dine there. 

Crazy Camouflage

Crazy Camouflage

Unlike humans, some animals can instantly change the color or pattern of their skin. Take a hands-on look at how the masters of disguise known as flounders can don several different looks.

¡Que Vivan las Serpientes Muertas!

Young Naturalist Awards Essay

¡Que Vivan las Serpientes Muertas!

"What can I do for a decent science fair project?" See how this 12th-grader from Ohio turned his answer to this common question—a road mortality survey of snakes—into a four-year study and a published paper. 

Frogs: A Chorus of Colors

Frogs: A Chorus of Colors

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