Chapter 32: An Introduction to Animal Diversity contains external links to:

  • Champion Birds
  • Animals Surviving Summer in Death Valley
  • 'Build an Animal' Experiment
  • 'Designer Animal Adaptations' Experiment
  • Seeing Through Camouflage
  • Biodiversity Experiment

This resource is part of the Biology Links for One Laptop Per Child course which contains units on Exploring Life; The Cell; Genetics; Mechanisms of Evolution; The Evolutionary History of Biological Diversity; Plant Form and Function; Animal Form and Function; Ecology; and Astrobiology.

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Champion Birds

by Alison Loomis

What is the fastest bird? The highest flying? The deepest diving? Read about the peregrine falcon that can hit 180 mph, the penguin that dives to 1300 feet, and some of the other amazing adaptations of birds. This resource is part of the Biology Links for One Laptop Per Child course which contains units on Exploring Life; The Cell; Genetics; Mechanisms of Evolution; The Evolutionary History of Biological Diversity; Plant Form and Function; Animal Form and Function; Ecology; and Astrobiology.
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To survive in the desert, animals must have special adaptations. See how the kangaroo rat, sidewinder, and pupfish manage to survive this harsh climate. This resource is part of the Biology Links for One Laptop Per Child course which contains units on Exploring Life; The Cell; Genetics; Mechanisms of Evolution; The Evolutionary History of Biological Diversity; Plant Form and Function; Animal Form and Function; Ecology; and Astrobiology.
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This activity looks at Animals Adapting to their Environment. This resource is part of the Biology Links for One Laptop Per Child course which contains units on Exploring Life; The Cell; Genetics; Mechanisms of Evolution; The Evolutionary History of Biological Diversity; Plant Form and Function; Animal Form and Function; Ecology; and Astrobiology.
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This activity looks at animals and their adaptations to the environment. This resource is part of the Biology Links for One Laptop Per Child course which contains units on Exploring Life; The Cell; Genetics; Mechanisms of Evolution; The Evolutionary History of Biological Diversity; Plant Form and Function; Animal Form and Function; Ecology; and Astrobiology.
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Play this game to match animals with their camouflage strategy. This resource is part of the Biology Links for One Laptop Per Child course which contains units on Exploring Life; The Cell; Genetics; Mechanisms of Evolution; The Evolutionary History of Biological Diversity; Plant Form and Function; Animal Form and Function; Ecology; and Astrobiology.
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Biodiversity Experiment

by Alison Loomis

Discover how so many different kinds of animals live together in the rainforest. This resource is part of the Biology Links for One Laptop Per Child course which contains units on Exploring Life; The Cell; Genetics; Mechanisms of Evolution; The Evolutionary History of Biological Diversity; Plant Form and Function; Animal Form and Function; Ecology; and Astrobiology.
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