These animal-themed games make it fun to learn about animals' characteristics and habitats. You can even create new species!
Visitors to this unique zoo make new creatures by switching the animals' heads, legs, and tails. As students play, they can read about the animals that make up their switcheroos. Just click on any animal's name to open a profile that includes an interesting overview, as well as the animal's lifespan, diet, predators and threats, and habitat. Switch Zoo features 142 natural species in nine habitats.
Build six of world's biomes by choosing the right plants, animal, temperature, and precipitation. Each biome you choose begins with a map and description. Win a postcard for each biome you build, and build all six to become a Biome Master.
It's always feeding time at Switch Zoo, and we need your help sorting the animals by diet type to make sure they get the right food.
The games below run on Adobe Flash Player. To play them, allow Flash to run when you are prompted by your browser. Flash games are incompatible with tablets and mobile phones.
This animal geography game will challenge your knowledge of where animals live, as you move the animals to their natural homes. Use the Animal Homing Device to see the answer for animals you can't place.
Art teacher Linda Woods shares her great lesson plan that references fantastic beasts in myth and legend, and uses Switch Zoo to generate ideas. To see drawings created by fifth grade students using the lesson plan, go to Mixed Breed Animal Drawings.
For on-site research: 142 animal profiles and a US endangered species map.
142 animal species inhabit Switch Zoo and they are all profiled here, so students have easy access to interesting facts about the real animals that make up their fictional combination animals. Use the Google search tool on any page to quickly find animals.
Enjoy this collection of beautiful "mixed-breed animals" created by students at St. John's Lower School, in Houston, Texas. Art teachers — don't miss the Art Lesson Plans.
Students at Philip Livingston Magnet Academy in Albany, NY wrote these wonderful stories and poems. English teacher, Mary Paley, shares her Interdisciplinary Lesson Plans in the Lesson Plans section.