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Mountain Lions in Arizona Lesson 5: Humans and Lions - Encounters in Nature
6th - 12th
Fledgling felinologists are taught how to recognize when a mountain lion is preparing to attack. They identify proper actions to provide the greatest chance of survival if they are attacked. Learners play a matching card game in which...
Poison vs. Venom: What's the Difference?
4 mins 4th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Did you know that poison and venom are not the same? Both are toxic, but poison must be inhaled, ingested, or absorbed, while venom must be injected into a wound. The narrator explains that some toxic compounds may be used for good, as...
Climate Change: Earth's Giant Game of Tetris
3 mins 6th - 10th CCSS: Adaptable
In this colorful animation, our current problem with climate change is likened to a block-stacking game of Tetris. Greenhouse gases are increasing in the atmosphere at an increasing rate. Can we place them properly before it's too late?...
What Would Happen If Every Human Suddenly Disappeared?
5 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
New ReviewHumans constantly change the earth by building things, using natural resources, and relocating plants and animals. The lesson considers would happen to the planet if humans were gone. The narrator discusses the changes in buildings and...
Animal Nutrition - Variations, Adaptations, & Regulation
10th - 12th
Colorful pictures and graphics make this a visually-appealing presentation on animal nutrition. Be aware that two of the sixteen slides include blank graphic organizers, so you will need to find the other existing version of this...
Inside the Minds of Animals
5 mins 7th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Is it instinct and intelligence that divide animals from humans? What are they really thinking, and how do we define that? Check out this great video that discusses everything from Descartes' thoughts on the topic and Darwinian evolution...
Migration, Adaptation, and Changing Climates
7th - 9th CCSS: Adaptable
It is easy for humans to adapt to changing environments, but how do animals and plants do it? Classes discuss how plants and animals deal with environmental changes in the second of seven lessons. Through questions and discussions,...
How Whales Breathe, Communicate... and Fart with Their Faces
6 mins 4th - 8th
Dr. Joy Reidenberg is an expert in comparative anatomy, but also quite relatable to preteens! Here, she lectures on echolocation by likening it to "farting with the face!" She explains with film, actual whale voice recordings, diagrams,...
Archerfish Says..."I Spit in Your Face!"
4 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
In many cultures, spitting is considered rude; in the world of the archerfish, spitting just means you're trying to catch dinner! Journey to the mangroves of Southeast Asia to meet the archerfish, an expert marksman that shoots insects...