Teacher Review for National Geographic Kids

Awesome interactive site for learning about animals, science, and nature through pictures, videos, games, and more!

Jennifer H.
ITRT - Instructional Technology Resource Teacher
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My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies
My Rating
Learning Scores
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Further application
Knowledge gain
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
Students can research specific animals and find out information such as size, habitat, diet, classification, and physical characteristics. There are a variety of animal videos to choose from which is helpful to the visual and auditory learner. Games are all related to animals and other scientific concepts, and there are even quizzes to check understanding. Students enjoy role-playing and games in the virtual environment of Animal Jams. The home page is filled with interesting content related to popular and monthly topics. Students can read science facts, find helpful tips and vote on various topics.
My Take
National Geographic Kids provides great resources for students to observe animals and help understand them better. Teachers can use the site to help introduce conecepts and supplement instruction. Students can interact with engaging content at school or at home. This site is an excellent way for students to make connections with other people and places around the world.