K - 3 Learning Pages:
Resources for Kindergarten to Grade 3 teachers

 List Serve - Web Resources

Birds - Penguins

Web Cams

California Academy of Sciences - http://www.calacademy.org/webcams/penguins/ 3 different viewing options

Galveston Penguin Cam Live from Moody Gardens - http://www.galveston.com/penguincam/

Monterey Bay Aquarium - http://www.mbayaq.org/efc/efc_se/se_sz_cam.asp blackfooted penguins.

Penguin WebCams Around the World - http://www.penguin.net.nz/viewing/webcams.html

Science

A Penguin Grows Up - reproducible chart to use http://teacher.scholastic.com/lessonrepro/reproducibles/penguingrow.htm

African Penguin Printout - labeled diagram and short summary http://www.zoomschool.com/subjects/birds/printouts/Africanpenguin.shtml

Antarctic Penguins - http://www.gdargaud.net/Antarctica/Penguins.html The photos on this site are amazing, plus you can hear sound files from the penguins.

Enchanted Learning Penguin Printout - An Emperor Penguin labeled diagram and research sheet. http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/birds/printouts/Penguincoloring.shtml

KidZone Penguins - http://www.kidzone.ws/animals/penguins/index.htm

New England Zoo - Little Blue penguins
http://html.thebostonchannel.com/bos/entertainment/penguincam/stories/penguincam-20000806-192040.html

New Zealand penguins - http://www.penguin.net.nz/ Good research site - species, FAQ's

Penguins - Sea World - http://www.seaworld.org/infobooks/Penguins/home.html Very descriptive and in-depth research topics.

Pete and Barb's Penguin Pages - http://www.adelie.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/ This site is listed on every links page as an excellent site to browse - tons of information and photos.

World of Science -PBS - http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/penguins/flightless2.html Good research material.

Learning Activities

abcteach - Penguins - http://www.abcteach.com/directory/theme_units/animals/penguins/ About 20 pre-made materials ready to use - similes, alliteration, pattern books, songs...  For extension, here is the Antarctica page - http://www.abcteach.com/directory/theme_units/habitats/antarctica/

Animal Habitats - the Polar Regions - http://www.everythingesl.net/lessons/habitats.php A great Biography form to use for researching.

A to Z Teacher Stuff - http://www.atozteacherstuff.com/Printables/Polar_Animals/ Printables for penguin shape books - lined or unlined

BillyBear4Kids - Penguin Birthday Party Props - limited use - but if you are looking for name cards, invitation, etc. this would be the place to go. http://www.billybear4kids.com/holidays/birthday/party/theme-penguin.html

EdHelper.com - Penguin sheets - http://www.edhelper.com/penguins.htm A few themed math and L.A. sheets

First School Penguin Theme - http://www.first-school.ws/theme/animals/birds/penguin.htm alphabet letter P, crafts, online book ideas

Mr. Popper's Penguins - Grade 3 ideas http://www.elco.k12.pa.us/Elem_Common/elem_highl/pages/sy02_03/penguin/peng3rd.html

Penguin Capers - http://www.marcias-lesson-links.com/penguincapers.html Practical ideas for k-3 classes.

Penguin Poems - http://www.canteach.ca/elementary/songspoems25.html 18 different poems about penguins

Penguin Theme - http://www.angelfire.com/dc/childsplay/penguins_theme.htm Film canister craft and 2 little songs.

Penguin Theme Lessons - Kelly Wanczak has prepared 5 lessons on penguin species. http://www.lessonplanspage.com/ScienceBigPenguinThemeUnit5Day13.htm

Penguin WebQuest - designed by A. MeyerHorn - looks good for gr. 3 http://www.cityofportsmouth.com/school/dondero/msm/bird/webquest.html

Penguin WebQuest - http://www.hobart.k12.in.us/edci%20591a/starkclass/wqpeng.html For gr. 3 with a task of using HyperStudio. You could adapt this by having the students create a PowerPoint instead of the stack of HyperStudio pages.

Pratt's Educational Resources - Penguin Theme - http://www.fastq.com/~jbpratt/education/theme/animals/penguin.html Scroll down past the links for the activities. The links are good for specific research on penguin species.

School Bell - Penguin Links- http://www.theschoolbell.com/Links/animals/penguins/links.html  Links for photos, activities, art.

Victoria's Classroom - P is for Penguins - http://www.kinderkorner.com/pics23.html#penguins You need to scroll down a bit to find the section on penguins. It's worth a peek.

WebQuest for Gr. 1 Science - Linda Conn created this - also suitable for gr. 2. http://warrensburg.k12.mo.us/webquest/penguins/index.htm

Penguin Games

Amazing Penguins - http://www.quia.com/mc/24156.html Like concentration but students need to match facts. Good for gr. 2-3.

Emperor Penguin Chick Puzzle - http://www.kidzone.ws/animals/penguins/puzzle3.htm Level of difficulty can be altered.

Macaroni Penguin Puzzle - http://www.kidzone.ws/animals/penguins/puzzle2.htm Level of difficulty can be altered.

Penguin Chick Puzzle - http://www.kidzone.ws/animals/penguins/puzzle4.htm Level of difficulty can be altered.

Penguin Puzzle - http://www.kidzone.ws/animals/penguins/puzzle1.htm Level of difficulty can be altered.

Word Search - http://www.quia.com/ws/24156.html Easy to use, but challenging to complete

Yellow-Eyed Penguin Jigsaw Online - http://www.penguin.net.nz/games/jigsaw/preload.html