Teachers' Resources

Welcome! Here is an overview of the activities and resources at Switch Zoo. All online games are free and no subscription is required.

a scene from Switch Zoo Online

Switch Zoo Online

Switch the animals' heads, legs, and tails to make your own switcheroos! Read about the animals by clicking on their names. Play Switch Zoo Online for free.

two switcheroos
a scene from the Switch Zoo app

Switch Zoo App

The super duper version of Switch Zoo features morphing animations, larger images, and more features, like the Randomizer. Write stories right in the app, and save them with your creations in My Switcheroos. For iPad and Android tablets

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Switch Zoo Reviews

Outstanding interactivity with an animal theme...
- Common Sense Media

"It's fascinating, factual, and fun... It's a simple concept, but it's amazing how it gets kids thinking about diversity, adaptation, and species specialization."
- Power to Learn

Beyond its sidesplitting humor, this dazzling game of mix and match teaches children accurate info about animals and lets them make up names and bios for their surreal menagerie.
- Parenting Magazine

"Your students will be inspired to pen ditties like those included in the amusing collection of student-authored odes to their animal creations..."
- Technology & Learning Magazine

screenshot from Build a Biome

Educational Games

Play to learn. Games include: building biomes; identifying animals' geographic homes; learning the three diet types; matching feathers to their birds; and identifying scavengers.

pictures from two of the musical arrangements

Animal Music

The Switch Zoo Animal Orchestra presents a unique concert 'performed' by animals as they chirp, squawk, and bleat works by Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, and Satie. 

Listen to the performances and learn how the music was created.

lesson plans page and drawings

Lesson Plans

Switch Zoo's lesson plans were written by teachers. They include an art lesson plan and an interdisciplinary writing plan that combines science with creative or persuasive writing.

an animal profile page

Animal Profiles

Facts about every animal in Switch Zoo are available from the Animal Profiles page. Players can open the profiles by clicking on the animals' names in the zoo.

a scene from the Switch Zoo app

Visitors' Pages

Switch Zoo visitors share funny and creative animal names, drawings, stories and poems about the animals, and comments about the zoo. Don't miss the fantastic drawings of combination animals by 5th grade students.

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