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Simple Animals: Sponges, Jellies, and Octopuses
A video focusing on the evolutionary history of simple animals reveals some amazing facts. Did you know that some deep-water sponges can live to be more than 200 years old? The narrator of the film explains what simple animals means,...
12 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Complex Animals: Annelids and Arthropods
Introduce your class to the importance of segmentation in evolutionary history with a video that explain how segmentation permitted the development of complex animals. The narrator analyzes examples of annelids and arthropods in terms of...
13 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Individual Species in the Deep Sea
A tube worm's outer covering is made of chitin, the same material that makes up the shells of lobsters and crabs. Scholars create tube worms and analyze and discuss the longevity of organisms living near cold seeps. They then discuss and...
6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Jellyfish Predate Dinosaurs. How Have They Survived So Long?
New ReviewJellyfish range in size, species, hunting habits, and venom secretions. But one thing most all jellyfish have in common is their ability to survive and flourish in our oceans since before dinosaurs. Watch the video and find out just how...
5 mins 6th - 12th
Kingdom Animalia: Sponges, Cnidarians, Flatworms, and Roundworms
As you work through the biological hierarchy, visit several phyla within the animal kingdom. This PowerPoint introduces viewers to characteristics and reproduction in sponges, cnidarian, flatworms, and roundworms. Make sure to add the...
9th - 12th