My Date With A Giant Pacific Octopus!

The largest giant Pacific octopus on record measured 30 feet across and weighed more than 600 pounds. Viewers get to see a giant Pacific octopus in its habitat at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. The narrator interviews its caretaker and scholars learn about their arms, suckers, ability to camouflage, and behavior. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Video fits within a unit on ocean organisms, animal adaptations, or animal coloring, specifically camouflage
Classroom Considerations
  • Teacher needs a computer and way to project if using for the entire class
  • Video is pretty elementary in concepts and is most appropriate for middle school learners
Pros
  • Video is high quality and current
  • Questions and dialogue about octopuses is engaging
Cons
  • None
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