|"My Visit to the Aquarium" by Aliki|
I wanted to provide a link for you to take a virtual trip to the National Aquarium in Baltimore, in case you don't have an aquarium near you. The main page displays colorful photo samples of many varieties of animals at the aquarium, which you can click on for more pictures, information, and videos. From the main page you can also narrow it down to only show you animals that meet certain requirements such as features (beak, fur, scales, etc.), colors, or where in the world they live.
I just made a brand new product on TPT for $2.00 that includes aquarium, zoo, pet, and farm writing folders. It's a great way to integrate science with reading and writing, which I'm especially fond of. I don't want to forget about science, but I also want to give my students unique opportunities to write about things connected to the real world. I don't know about your kiddos, but mine love ANYTHING to do with animals!
|"My Visit to the Zoo" by Aliki|
Here is a link to a virtual tour of the National Zoo. The web site offers really interesting facts about animals, shows you maps of the trails and exhibits at the zoo, and even has live webcams so you can see the animals moving around in real time!
I'd love to hear about other virtual tours that you do with your kids. Please leave a comment below. :)