Beavers: The Smartest Thing in Fur Pants

Beavers change the landscape and ecosystems in which they live. They also act as a keystone species and need to be protected. Learn more in an engaging video that is part of a larger playlist exploring biology.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Work with the literature or social studies teacher to align studying beavers with pupils reading Sign of the Beaver
  • Map the areas beavers currently live in and compare that to their habitats hundreds of years ago
Classroom Considerations

  • Relies on prior knowledge of dams and maturity in hearing that word repeated throughout the video
Pros

  • Offers subtitles in English
  • Works well in a traditional or flipped classroom
Cons

  • None