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Lesson Planet

Beavers Are Genius

For Teachers 4th - 12th
In the Rocky Mountains, you'll find nature's very own architects and engineers: beavers. They work hard to build dams, shelters, and food storage. Watch how they prepare for the winter's freeze.
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Bear Attack

For Teachers 4th - 12th
In Kodiak, a bear attack is very rare. However, in this video, an unfortunate hunter is attacked. Can your class research and make conclusions as to what happened after watching?
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Fast and Furious: Lives of Cheetahs

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Do you know what the fastest land animal is? If you guessed the cheetah, then you're right; they can travel from zero to 45 miles per hour in only 2.5 seconds! Watch this video to learn more about the lives of cheetahs.
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Cuttlefish: Chameleons of the Sea

For Teachers 4th - 12th
The dynamic cuttlefish is known as the chameleon of the sea. They are able to change their skin at will according to their surroundings and situations. Watch this video to learn how they camouflage and eat!
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Evolution Primer #7: Why Is Evolution Controversial Anyway?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Why do some people think evolution is a controversial topic? This video does a wonderful job of explaining the controversy around evolution in an unbiased way. Showing the source of controversy from both a scientific and religious...
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Cobra vs. Monitor Lizard

For Teachers 4th - 12th
A cobra and a monitor lizard go head to head in a battle for some lunch. See who wins the delicious crocodile egg in this vicious competition. Watch the whole video to see an interesting twist!
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One Year in Two Minutes

For Teachers 4th - 8th
A high-quality video camera is focused on some trees in a deciduous forest, and an entire year is captured in time-lapse photography in this two-minute video. The only sounds in the video are the sounds of the birds and the wind in the...
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Genetics 101 Part 3: Where do Your Genes Come From?

For Teachers 7th - 12th
These aren't the type of jeans you can buy at a local store! Help your class understand what determines if you're a girl or a boy. Show this cartoon representation of how a male and a female's chromosomes shuffle, divide, and recombine...
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World's Largest Spitting Cobra

For Teachers 4th - 12th
The largest spitting cobra was discovered in Kenya at nine feet long. They can spit their venom over several feet in the direction of their predators' eyes! Observe these brave handlers show off this venomous snake.
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The Stages of Mitosis

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Watch in digital animation as a cell goes through the stages of mitosis. With futuristic music and underwater-like graphics, the various phases are written as each occurs. No narration is included but this gives a fascinating look at...
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How to Build a Simple Electric Motor, Plus How it Works

For Teachers 6th - 12th
When electric current moves through a magnetic field, a force is created that can actually power a motor. Learn how to build a simple electromagnetic motor by watching this colorful and upbeat video. This episode is the third in a series...
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Value of the River - Hydropower

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Wow! Great video! Your class should gain some valuable new knowledge about how hydropower works, and how the many dams that are on the Columbia and Snake rivers actually produce electricity from having water pass through their turbines....
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Lives of Lions

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Lions, unlike most cats, hang out together in prides. Your class can learn more about the lives of lions in this awesome clip by NatGeo. Did you know a lion's roar can be heard up to five miles away?
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High-Velocity Falcon

For Teachers 4th - 12th
"One of nature's boldest predators," the peregrine falcon, has the fastest raw speed amongst any creature on the planet. Follow these researchers as they study how the falcon lives and moves.
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Evolution Primer #3: How Do We Know Evolution Happens?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
How do scientists know what they do about evolution? Looking at fossilized data, paleontologists examine fossils to show the evolution and changes that developed into modern whales. We find out that scientists use physical evidence,...
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Owl Hunter

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Check out this descriptive video about snowy owls during your science unit about birds of prey. They are the only birds of prey that can live in the Arctic year round.
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Tornadoes, Lightning in Rare Video

For Teachers 6th - 8th
A video from National Geographic features some scientists who chase storms of all kinds in the hope of gathering scientific information about them. Along with tornadoes, they also try to capture data on lightning storms and hail storms....
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Poison Art Frog

For Teachers 4th - 8th
An awesome video clip from the Discovery Channel discusses the poison dart frog. This species of frog is very unique. Your science class will learn a lot of facts about the poison dart frog throughout this great video.
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Fission And Fusion

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Here is a high-quality presentation of how forces hold atoms together, but can be unstable in larger atoms. Fission and fusion are explained with colorful animated graphics and energy graphs. Explanations are elaborate, making this...
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African Bullfrog

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Did you know that a male African bullfrog can grow up to 10 inches in length? Many more facts about this particular frog are described in this fantastic video. Listen to the interesting information while observing a real life African...
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Evolution Primer #4: How Does Evolution Really Work?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Find out how evolution really works. This video explains the concept of adaptation and natural selection to describe how evolutionary change occurs. We'll find out that natural selection is comprised of four key components; each...
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Puffins

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Iceland, one of the most volatile locations on Earth, is home to the Atlantic puffin. Unfortunately, due to changes in the environment, puffins are quickly dying. Learn more about Atlantic puffins in Iceland in this fabulous video!
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Whale Shark

For Teachers 4th - 12th
The largest species of shark in the ocean is the whale shark. They can weigh up to 10 tons! However, unlike the great white shark, whale sharks have tons of tiny teeth. Learn more about the whale shark in this fantastic video clip!
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Oceans: Arctic

For Teachers 4th - 8th
By 2100, it is projected that nearly all of the Arctic's sea ice will be lost. Explore this region and learn about the effects of global warming on our polar bears, ring seals, whales, and narwhals. What will happen to our arctic sea...