Squamates

Part of the Science Explorations Curriculum Collection.

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. 

Scaly Surprises

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.

Leapin' Lizards

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.