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Go Ape with Webcams!
|Grades||3 – 5|
|Activity Time||20 or more minutes a day, as often as desired|
Can't make it to a zoo? After reading a book about apes, observe animal habits and habitats using one of the many Webcams streaming from zoos and aquariums around the United States and the world. Simply watch and wonder, or invite children to use a notetaking form or notebooks and participate in discussions and questioning. This activity can also lead to research on animals and their habitats.
Children seem to have a nature interest in animals. By looking at Webcams and watching animal behavior, children learn to look closely and think like scientists. They learn to record their observations. Children then ask questions and want to find the answers. This simple activity can lead to many other exciting projects!