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.).

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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  • Websites

    Eastern Diamondback Rattler

    Basic information about the Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake. [Contains ads.]


    Profile of the Rattlesnake, with images and videos of the Rattlesnake and other types of snakes.


    Interactive website featuring images that can be enlarged, and audio files of rattlesnakes.

    Snake Facts

    General information about Rattlesnakes. Links lead to activities, facts and more photos of snakes. [Contains ads.]

  • 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)