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Brian Williams: Squid

For Teachers Pre-K - K
How long does it take a New Reporter to define the word squid? He uses the word squid in a sentence, defines the word, and explains why particular animals are not squids.
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How the Squid Lost Its Shell

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
The ancestors of squid and octopus used shells as a form of defense. Pupils learn how cephalopods evolved without shells and the adaptations required to survive without one. Viewers learn how scientists know about these changes and the...
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A Squid Says The Alphabet

For Students Pre-K - K
Who doesn't love singing the Alphabet? Sing the alphabet with the "Bookaneers" and a giant squid. Tip: Have your class sing the Alphabet as different animals.
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You're Not Hallucinating. That's Just Squid Skin.

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Cephalopods, including squid, use their color-changing skin for both camouflage and communication. A video explains how squid camouflage themselves in the open ocean with nothing else around. It shows how they mimic the interplay of...
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Spectacular Squid

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students study a squid and observe the external organs. They use scissors to cut open a squid and record their observations by making a labeled diagram of the squid. In addition, they complete a worksheet that identifies up to 6 special...
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Colossal Squid Caught in Antarctic

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Students define the word colossal, then read a news article about an enormous squid caught off Antarctica. In this animal studies and current events lesson, the teacher introduces the article with dictionary and vocabulary activities,...
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Spectacular Squid

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students study squid including what family they are in.  In this exploratory lesson students view a video, answer questions and complete an activity on squid. 
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Flip Your Lid for Squid

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders work together to dissect a squid. They identify its unique characteristics which have allowed them to thrive in certain environments. They identify the major external and internal organs of the squid.
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Japanese Scientists Photograph Giant Squid

For Teachers 2nd - 12th
Students read and discuss a news article about scientists capturing first-ever photos of a giant squid in its habitat. They answer comprehension questions, write a journal entry from the scientists point of view, and analyze a giant...
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In Search of the Giant Squid

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students examine the giant squid and its habitat. In this giant squid lesson, students discover the size, behavior, and natural habitat of the giant squid. Activities range from scientific information to myths and folklore. Students...
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"Squids Will Be Squids"

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Learners participate in a variety of shared reading and writing activities related to the fables in the book "Squids Will Be Squids." They discuss the concept of peer pressure, compare and contrast the fables in the book, observe a...
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Cuttlefish: Tentacles In Disguise

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Cuttlefish are actually not fish — they are relatives of the octopus, squid, and nautilus! Scholars explore this concept and more as they observe cuttlefish and their ability to change their coloring through chromatophores. Viewers take...
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Squid Races

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students imitate squid propulsion using a balloon and experience Newton's third law: for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. Various anatomical designs are tested and analyzed. They calculate the speed of each squid...
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Phylum mollusca

For Teachers 9th
This is an organized presentation that lists characteristics and features of their general body features. Mollusc is spelt with both a 'c' and a 'k' in various stages of this Powerpoint so an explanation by the teacher of Scientific...
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Creature Seekers

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Does it actually exist? Consider the sighting of a giant squid, much like the one that appears in 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. Middle and high schoolers read the article One Legend Found, Many Still to Go, and research other mysterious...
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The Giant Squid

For Students 2nd - 4th
In this worksheet on the giant squid, students answer 8 questions. A labeled picture is given for reference. Questions are fill in the blank and sentence completions.
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Dissecting Squid

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders explore biology by dissecting an animal. For this squid anatomy lesson, 2nd graders collaborate in pairs to investigate the inner body systems of a recently deceased squid. Students utilize plastic knives to cut the squid...
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I - Sid Squid

For Students K - 1st
For this letter I worksheet, students look at 8 different letters, color all of the lowercase i's green and the other letters black. Students trace and write the letter i, then when they finish color Sid Squid.
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Squid Dissection

For Teachers 1st
First graders participate in dissecting a squid. They identify and locate specific parts of a squid with teacher guidance. They draw a picture of what their squid looked like and label specific parts.
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Words in the News: Scientists Find Giant Squid

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students discuss a headline of an article. In groups, they match the new vocabulary words with their definitions. They read an article about a giant squid and answer questions.
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Squid Dissection

For Teachers 7th - 11th
Students dissect a squid and complete a worksheet on Squid.  In this investigative lesson students study the adaptations of squid and discover what organs are found within. 
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Mouthwatering Mollusks

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students investigate various forms of aquatic life. They use four senses, touch, taste, smell, and observation to explore mollusks. Students cook and taste various types mollusks, such as mussels, scallops, and squid.
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An Octopus is Not a Squid

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this comparing and contrasting worksheet, students learn to look for words that help them compare and contrast ideas in a story. Students read a story about an octopus and a squid and then complete a Venn diagram about their...
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Sid Squid Letter S

For Students K - 1st
In this letter s worksheet, students use a green crayon to color every letter s next to Sid Squid and use a black crayon for any letter that is not an s. Students count the green s's and write that number in the box. Students then...

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