We hope you and your students will enjoy exploring our animal-themed games and activities, and find great uses for them. Below, you will find lesson plans, on-site research resources, and examples of Switch Zoo-inspired stories, poems, and drawings created by students.
Educational Games and Activities
These animal-themed games make it fun to learn about animals' characteristics and habitats. Games and activities include:
Switch Zoo, Build a Biome, Build an Online Habitat, Where Do I Live?, Please DO Feed the Animals, and Scavengers Hunt.
Lesson Plans and Field Trips
For language arts, science, and art projects. These lesson plans use Switch Zoo animals to spark interest and creativity. Includes an interdisciplinary lesson plan that combines science with creative or persuasive writing. Field trips engage students in creative writing and music explorations.
Your students can read about the real animals in their switcheroos on-site by clicking on the animals' names while they play. The facts can also be accessed outside of the game through the Animal List.
Endangered Species Map
This interactive map of the United States provides information about the endangered species of each state. The color key includes descriptions of the biomes.
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 created by 5th grade students.