Library Patch · Jan 10, 2015

10 Animal Research Websites for Kids

Kids LOVE animals!! It is the number one "GO TO" research topic for kids, teachers and librarians. Free websites that provide animal facts for kids are one of my most common requests. I have spent LOTS of time searching the Internet for websites that are easy for elementary students to navigate. I hope that this post will make your job WAY easier.

1) San Diego Zoo for Kids: Great animal photos!! Easy to read facts.
2) National Geographic for Kids: There are no better pictures on the Internet. Lots of comprehensive facts too.
3) Ranger Rick: LOVE that this site is full of facts mixed in with PDF files from their magazine. Awesome.

4) Wild Kratts on PBS: Check out Creaturepedia!! Fun facts for kids.
5) Animal Fact Guide: The reading level is geared for older students; however, the text is comprehensive and printer-friendly too!

6) Soft Schools: A hidden treasure with straight-forward facts about tons of different critters.

7) Science Kids: A simple and straight-forward collection of animals and facts.
8) Enchanted Learning: Lots of animal printouts great for kids.
9) ESpecies Fact Sheets: Got an endangered species to research? Can't go wrong with this website.
10) Smithsonian National Zoo: Facts! Videos! Live cams!


If you are REALLY lovin' this list. Click on the infograph above, and you will be magically transported to my TpT Store where you can download a FREE clickable, yes clickable, PDF file. What does that mean?? Well, if you open the downloaded file on your computer, you and your students will be able to click on each picture to be taken DIRECTLY to that website. Easy Peasy Right???

Happy Researching

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