What can you get at a pet shop that will change its color and your science teaching? You can get Anolis carolinensis, a unique and interesting reptile that has become a commonplace object of study in many progressive science classrooms. Anolis carolinensis, the American chameleon is not a "true" chameleon. "True" chameleons exhibit more dramatic color changes, but children are charmed and intrigued by the behavior and color changes exhibited by this American reptile.
Iowa Science Teachers Journal
© Copyright 1978 by the Iowa Academy of Science
Fagle, David and Walden, Nancy
"Chameleons in the Classroom,"
Iowa Science Teachers Journal: Vol. 15
, Article 17.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/istj/vol15/iss3/17