Extension Activities

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Reading Comprehension: 

If Dolphins had Thumbs: Worksheet & Google Form
If Apes Ruled the World:Worksheet & Google Form

Kid Friendly References: If Dolphins Had Thumbs

If Dolphins Had Thumbs


Boyer, Crispin, National Geographic Kids (1996-2005): Secret Language of Dolphins 

Dolphin Research Center (2021): Dolphin Facts for Kids 

National Geographic Kids (1996-2021): Bottlenose Dolphins


Nye, Bill (2021): Marine Mammals 

PBS (2021): Wimee’s Words: Dolphins - Episode 1

SciShow Kids (2015): 5 Reasons Why Dolphins are Awesome


Wild Kratts ® (2021): Creature Pedia 

If Apes Ruled the World


Bradford, Alina. LiveScience (May 29, 2015) Facts about Apes 

Britannica Kids (2022): Ape

Lemonick, Michael. Time USA, LLC (September 6, 2007): Babies Vs. Chimps: Who’s Smarter?

Smithsonian’s National Zoo & Conservation Biology Institute (June 7, 2019): Attenuation-Grabbing Apes: Studying  Gorilla and Orangutan Gestures 


SciShow Kids (March 27, 2018): Into the Forest with Jane Goodall!


National Geographic Partners, LLC (2015-2022): Great Apes