A young Adélie penguin on Coronation Island, Antarctica © Liam Quinn. CC-BY-SA 2.0.
Groups can be encouraged to choose animals of different classes (reptiles, amphibians, mammals, etc.).
E-books and some videos are available free-of-charge for teachers via a one-time subscription at the Epic! website.
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Information about penguins, along with fast facts.
Interactive website with basic information and links to more in-depth offerings about this species.
Brief descriptions of different types of penguins with cool facts. [Contains ads.]
Curated list of videos about penguins.
Scroll down the page to find the links to videos, games and more!
by Betty Tatham and Helen K. Davie
E-books on GetEpic.com
Virtual Field Trips
Your class can schedule a 50-minute program with members of the animal care team at the Shedd Aquarium. Each session is unique because it is happening in real time as Shedd’s experts do their daily work—with your students alongside them. Each program includes in-class activities such as identifying animals from X-rays and designing shark identification tags, and Q&A with a member of the animal care team. [Program pricing is $125 each.]
Skype a Scientist
Schedule a skype session with Melissah Rowe, who studies birds in the wild!
Skype A Scientist matches over 2000+ scientists with classrooms around the world! Scientists skype into your classroom for 30–60-minute Q&A sessions that can cover the scientist’s expertise or what it’s like to be a scientist. Multiple topics are available.