The "How's and Whys" of Animal Behavior
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Students read examples of behaviors in various animals. They design an experimental question about the behavior. They explain if the question involves the proximate or ultimate level of causation.
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How Cats Became our Feline Overlords (ft. It's Okay To Be Smart)
The world's population of cats would wrap around the earth six times! Follow the evolution of the cat that began 11 million years ago and discover how their dominance came to be through a quick video lesson.
3 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
How Whales Breathe, Communicate... and Fart with Their Faces
Dr. Joy Reidenberg is an expert in comparative anatomy, but also quite relatable to preteens! Here, she lectures on echolocation by likening it to "farting with the face!" She explains with film, actual whale voice recordings, diagrams,...
6 mins 4th - 8th Science
How to Speak Monkey: The Language of Cotton-Top Tamarins
Tamarin monkey language can be categorized by stem upsweep, duration, peak frequency, and frequency change. Although other complex terminology is used to describe the 38 calls of this species, the video is easy to follow and a...
5 mins 6th - 12th Science
Inside the Ant Colony
Step into the amazing world of ants as this video explores the surprisingly complex social structure that makes up the foundation of every ant colony. The truly amazing ability of these tiny creatures to share information without any...
5 mins 7th - 11th Science CCSS: Adaptable
How Do Geckos Defy Gravity?
Geckos are reptilian superheroes, defying gravity to climb walls and hang from ceilings, but where did they get these amazing superpowers? Watch this fun video as it examines the amazingly designed feet of these unique animals and how...
5 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
How Ingenious Animals Have Engineered Air Conditioning
Humans aren't the only species to build structures with air conditioning—we weren't even the first! The video explains how a variety of species that live under and above ground design their structures to allow for air circulation. It...
5 mins 4th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
How Sugar Affects the Brain
Attention, sugar addicts! Here's why you can't quit the habit. Sweet taste receptors send a signal to the brain, which activates a reward system that responds by telling you to eat again. Over activating this reward system results in a...
5 mins 7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable