Are Naked Mole Rats the Strangest Mammals?

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Imagine a mammal with the metabolism of a plant! This strange mammal appears cold-blooded like a reptile and demonstrates the social life of an insect. A short video examines learning the incredible adaptations of the naked mole rat.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use a KWL chart to determine what pupils know about the mole rat 
  • Discuss the possible applications for humans of surviving in low oxygen 
Classroom Considerations

  • Assumes prior knowledge of the general traits of living things
Pros

  • Requires very little class time
  • Provides closed captioning for the hearing impaired
  • Connects science to a cartoon character
Cons

  • None