How Does Hibernation Work?

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Did you know animals hibernate all around the world, even in the deserts and tropical rain forests? How do these animals reach extreme body temperatures and undergo a decreased heart rate that would be deadly to non-hibernating animals? Watch a video that explains the genomes that make up these magnificent animals.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Use the information on lemurs in the research section, and compare and contrast lemurs’ diets and hibernation behaviors

Classroom Considerations

  • Video goes into the complex concepts and details of hibernation
  • Uses vocabulary and discusses concepts best suited for older audiences in a biology or life sciences class

  • Includes a set of review questions, discussion topics, and links for additional research
  • Cartoons support the topics and ideas under study


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