Two Bats and a Spider

What creatures lurk in the rainforest at night? Meet three of them in one short video. Part of a playlist exploring mammals, the video presents a look at night research in the Amazon. Scientists locate and photograph two bat species and get up close and personal with one of the world's largest spiders.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Add the video to a study on the Amazon rainforest
  • Continue the creepy-crawly with a short video that tells more of the Goliath Bird-Eating Spider's story
Classroom Considerations

  • Uses some colorful expressions as researchers find and handle the spider
Pros

  • The video shows the excitement of the researchers upon locating the creatures
  • Close-ups let viewers compare the two bat species for themselves
Cons

  • None
Common Core