Prairie rattlesnake, Jefferson County, CO © Andrew DuBois. CC-BY-NC 2.0.

Classification: Reptile

Groups can be encouraged to choose animals of different classes (reptiles, amphibians, mammals, etc.).

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  • Videos

    Amazing Snakes! (1:00)

    Animation and live action video with host; fun facts about Rattlesnakes, including short comparison of backbones in snakes and in humans. (YouTube)

    Rattling Rattlesnakes! (1:07)

    Intriguing videos and information about rattlesnakes, including closeups of the rattler.

  • Portal Texts

    Baby Rattlesnake

    by Te Ata and Mira Reisberg

    ISBN-13: 978-0892392162 (F&P level: N)

    The Gum-chewing Rattler

    by Joe Hayes and Antonio Castro L.

    ISBN-13: 978-1933693194
  • Research Books

    Rattlesnakes (Animals That Live in the Desert)

    by JoAnn Early Macken

    ISBN-13: 978-1433924514 (F&P level: J)

    Rattlesnakes (My Favorite Animal)

    by Victoria Marcos

    ISBN-13: 978-1623956769

    Rattlesnakes (Snakes)

    by Mary R. Dunn

    ISBN-13: 978-1476520858 (F&P level: O)
  • E-books on GetEpic.com

    Diamondback Rattlers (America’s Most Venomous Snakes!)

    by Nancy White

    (F&P level: R)

    Diamondback Rattlesnakes (North American Animals)

    by Betsy Rathburn

    (F&P level: O)


    by Elizabeth Raum

    (F&P level: N)

    Rattlesnakes (Desert Animals)

    by Leo Statts

    (F&P level: K)

    Rattlesnakes (My Favorite Animal)

    by Victoria Marcos

    Rattlesnakes (Reptile World)

    by Vanessa Black

    Rattlesnakes (Snakes Alive)

    by Colleen Sexton

    (F&P level: M)

    Western Diamondback Rattlesnakes (Amazing Snakes!)

    by Chris Bowman

    (F&P level: O)