The first complete skull of a giant penguin Icadyptes salasi (1.5m estimated standing height). Fine vascular texturing and other features of its long beak are unlike any other known penguin. A skull of Spheniscus humbolti, the only species inhabiting Peru today, is shown for scale (scale bar = 1cm) (Image: Daniel Ksepka)
Freebie! Read about 6 species of penguins and then record the information on a graphic organizer. Students can use this information to write a report. Written in easy-to-read language for beginning readers. By Teacher Treasure Hunter
Little blue penguins are only about a foot tall, making them the smallest species of penguin in the world. They live in New Zealand, the Chatham Islands, and southern Australia, with chicks often returning to within a few meters of where they were raised and settling there.
This freebie features information pages about these penguin species: Emperor, King, Gentoo, Adelie, Macaroni and Little. The pages are written in an easy-to-read format making it easier for young students to study these birds and write reports. They can read the information page, record key facts on the graphic organizer and then use this information to write a research paper. This product supports the common core standards for reading informational texts and non-fiction writing.