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Darwin's Animal Library: Animals, Adaptation, and the Galápagos Islands Activity

This virtual library covers all things related to Galápagos Island animals, from specific animal species to themes like biodiversity.


3–5, 6–8, 9–12

Activity Type

  • Activities and Games

Scholastic’s Darwin's Animal Library,” part of the “Animals, Adaptation, and the Galápagos Islands” project, offers 40 nonfiction articles on animals related to the Galápagos Islands and Charles Darwin’s historic trip. Many of these reading activities feature photos, videos, or links offsite for further reading. The 40 articles cover these topics and more:

  • Penguin Adaptation: What steps do these arctic birds take to make themselves at home?
  • Tree of Life: See how all living things are related, including the single ancestor they all share.
  • Iguanas: Meet the largest lizards in the Americas.
  • Tortoise: Watch and learn: What characteristics does this animal possess?
  • Vermillion Flycatcher: Look and learn: These tiny birds are smaller than six inches long.
  • Voyage of Discovery: A historic South American cruise led to groundbreaking findings about the wild kingdom. In addition to animals, you’ll find 15 other subjects in the Darwin Library, including Endangered Species, Environmental Studies, Real-World Science, and Species Classification.

Susan Cheyney

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