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Dolphin Resources for Science Lesson

Here is a list of resources that can be used in a unit about dolphins. It is geared toward younger elementary students. There are videos as well as informational websites.

Dolphin Habitat: Where Do Dolphins Live?

Dolphins have a special relation with humans. Their high intelligence level has only helped to establish a stronger connection with man. There are around forty species of dolphins all over the world. Their friendly nature is what probably makes this creature popular with all mankind. This site would be used for teacher research and lead informational discussions with students. Kindergarten would not be able to use it, however it would be appropriate for older students.

Why Are Dolphins Endangered | SEEtheWILD

Dolphins face a variety of impacts that threaten their existence. These threats are mainly a result of human activities. In recent history the Baiji, also known as the Yangtze river dolphin, was declared extinct, it's river habitat seriously impacted by the construction of dams and boat traffic. This site would be used for teacher research and lead informational discussions with students. Kindergarten would not be able to use it, however it would be appropriate for older students.

How are dolphins able to learn from each other? - Curiosity

Dolphins are curious, intelligent mammals. They are able to learn multiple things. One way in which they learn is from observing each other. This site would be better used by teachers for research and class discussion. Kindergarten students would not have the ability to read the site on their own, however older students would be able to use and read it. There is a video on the site that would be appropriate for all ages.

Dolphin Bubbles: An Amazing Behavior | SeaWorld® Orlando Dolphin Cove®

Watch the dolphins at SeaWorld® Orlandos Dolphin Cove® as they create and play with underwater bubble rings and hear what SeaWorld®s trainers, educators and guests have to say about this fun and fascinating behavior. This is a fun loving video that younger students would enjoy watching.

Learn More: 10 Facts About Dolphins

As mammals, dolphins are warm-blooded. Find out more interesting facts about these beloved animals. This site would best be used for teacher research and leading class discussion. Younger students could not read this site, however the information could be discussed after a video is shown.

Bottlenose Dolphins Info Book | SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment

Find out facts and information about the most popular dolphin. The bottlenose dolphin is one of the most popular and beloved dolphins. This site would best be used for teacher research and leading class discussion. Younger students could not read this site, however the information could be discussed after a video is shown.

Top 10 Facts About Dolphins

Here are 10 facts about dolphins. They include interesting pictures as well as interesting facts. This video is kid friendly and engaging. It would lead to peer or class discussion.

Kids Ocean Movie - Who Lives in the Sea? Sample Chapter - Dolphins - Ocean Products for Kids

Who Lives In the Sea? has fun facts for kids and their parents about animals living in the ocean. Find out things that you did not know about dolphins and other sea animals. The video is very child friendly. It would lead to a peer or class discussion.

How to draw a Dolphin step by step

An animated drawing lessons designed for kindergarten and elementary school children. Kids Art Hub is a YouTube channel where your kids can find a lot of drawing tutorials. They can learn how to draw step by step.

1 The Dolphin Therapy - Sounds of Dolphins

The Dolphin Therapy - Sounds of Dolphins
cdbaby http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/nedericastepan3 itunes https://itunes.apple.com/hk/album/dolphin-therapy-wise-child/id475050861 amazon http://www.amazon.com/Dolphin-Therapy-Wise-Child/dp/B005ZFRF7Q/ref=sr_1_1?s=dmusic&ie=UTF8&qid=1391772698&sr=1-1&keywords=Nederica+Stepan
Almost everything that happens in nature can be associated with the world of music. It is proved that music affects people, plants and animals. Baby's brain is particularly sensitive to the surrounding sounds. This video would be interesting to children, because it would enable them to hear the real sounds a dolphin makes.

30 Dolphins stranding and incredibly saved! Extremely rare event!

filmed by Gerd Traue, Copyright Gerd Traue About 30 Dolphins stranded and saved by local people at Arraial do Cabo (Brazil) in the morning at 8:00 AM on March 5th 2012. The local people at the beach saved the dolphins by dragging them back into the ocean. This is an interesting interaction between humans and dolphins. Children will find this entertaining and educational.

Dolphin tricks - Born to Be Wild: Dolphins with Tamzin Outhwaite - BBC

Tamsin Outhwaite meets dolphins that can do tricks. Check out this link and watch the short video about dolphin tricks. This video will be educational and entertaining to children.

Dolphin Facts and Information

Dolphin Facts, Dolphin Information, Anatomy, Feeding, Communication, Reproduction, Predators,Echolocation, Language and Conservation. Bottlenose Dolphins, Spinner Dolphins, Amazon Pink Dolphins. Introduction to Dolphins Dolphins are very intelligent and they seem to be well loved by humans. This aquatic mammal has been able to fascinate us in a variety of ways. This website would be best served as teacher research. It will also be useful to lead class discussions.