Chapter 2 - The Animal Kingdom

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Unit A - Living Things

Chapter 2 - The Animal Kingdom

How are animals different from each other?

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.

Science Explorations: Investigate the Giant Squid

Activity

Science Explorations: Investigate the Giant Squid

With unblinking eyes the size of soccer balls and a body that can stretch the length of a bowling alley, the giant squid has long fascinated humans. Investigate the largest invertebrate on Earth.

One Gigantic Mystery (Science World)

Article

One Gigantic Mystery (Science World)

Recently, a giant squid was photographed for the first time. Before that, no one had ever seen a living specimen. See how scientists have gone about studying this elusive creature.

Tide Pools and the Life Within Them

Young Naturalist Awards Essay

Tide Pools and the Life Within Them

Wade through the tide pools of Doheny State Beach with this seventh-grader from California, and discover the many animals that thrive in this ever-changing world of sand and surf.

Biodiversity in Arizona

Young Naturalist Awards Essay

Biodiversity in Arizona

It can seem that the desert ecosystem is devoid of much life. But this Arizona teen found biodiversity just by turning over a few ironwood tree trunks she found in the sand.

Lizards and Snakes: Alive!

Lizards and Snakes: Alive!

More diverse than mammals, squamates are everywhere. Learn more about these amazing lizards and snakes and investigate their remarkable adaptations.

January 1, 2011 - June 1, 2011

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

The Butterfly Conservatory

The Butterfly Conservatory

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?

December 10, 2016 - May 28, 2017

For Educators

Educator Guide, Online Resource

For Educators

Use these free online resources before or after your visit to further explore themes presented in the Butterfly Conservatory.