Animal Life Links

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This page provides links to an eclectic mix of thought-provoking and information-rich websites relevant to life-based learning.

Many of them are websites with teaching resources for immediate use in the classroom. Others were particularly helpful when putting together this website.

All of them demonstrate an interest in children being involved in life-based learning.

Please note that a link here is not an endorsement of the concept of life-based learning or of MAC.


Policy and guidance support for children learning about and experiencing mankind’s use of animals.

Background information from Encyclopaedia Britannica (UK)

https://www.britannica.com/place/United-Kingdom/Plant-and-animal-life

An overview of initiatives on the WWF website

https://www.worldwildlife.org/initiatives

Information from The Poultry Site about how much chicken we eat in the UK

https://thepoultrysite.com/news/2014/08/how-much-chicken-do-we-eat-in-the-uk

Animal life: Practical material to use in the classroom

Free lesson plans and resources from RSPCA Education (UK)

https://education.rspca.org.uk/education/teachers

Free resources from the Born Free organisation

https://www.bornfree.org.uk/teaching-resources

Lots of resources on animals from TeacherVision (USA)

https://www.teachervision.com/animals

Lots of resources from Twinkl (UK)

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/science-investigation/life-processes-and-living-things/animals/4

Questions, puzzles and more on this interactive website from the Oxford Museum of Natural History (UK)

http://www.oum.ox.ac.uk/thezone/animals/index.htm

Information on the lifespans of different animals from a learning website

https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/maths-power-laws/0/steps/12167

Useful information on endangered animals

https://a-z-animals.com/animals/endangered/