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Lizard Kings
Introduce the Program & Topics
DISCOVER MONITOR LIZARDS
There are over 60 different types of monitor lizards, ranging greatly in habitats and behaviors, shapes and sizes. Introduce your students to some of them.
Lizard Kings (Video)
Meet the cunning, clever, and fearless predator, the monitor lizard (2:07 min.)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/teachers/lessonideas/3616_lizard_video.html


Wild Lizard Chase (Interactive)
See some of the sixty-plus species of monitor lizards in this slide show.
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/lizard/chase-flash.html


Gigantism and Dwarfism on Islands (Article)
What factors encourage a species to alter its dimensions on islands? Could the 300-pound Komodo dragon, the world's largest lizard, actually be an island dwarf? Consider these and other questions in this article.
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/hobbit/breed.html


   

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