Switch Zoo offers animal-themed games, lesson plans, virtual field trips

Switch Zoo offers animal-themed games and activities for elementary students. One game that kids can play is called Switch Zoo, which allows students to read about animals and make new creatures by changing the animals’ heads, legs, and tails. Another is called Build a Biome, in which children can create six of the world’s biomes by choosing the right plants, animals, temperature, and precipitation. There is also an activity called Feeding Time, where students can learn about carnivores, herbivores, omnivores, and scavengers with games based on each diet. For teachers and parents planning instruction, there is also a teachers’ resource page, complete with lesson plans and several virtual field trip offerings including a creative writing experience and an animal music exploration.