What is a Ruminant?
Young scholars examine the way bison eat and digest their food. Using a diagram, they follow the food from one compartment to the next. They discover that bison are ruminants and discuss why the bison need four stomachs.
6th - 8th Science 3 Views 1 Download
Understanding Food Chains and Food Webs
Jump into an exploration of marine ecosystems with the first instructional activity in this four-part series. After first learning about crustaceans, mollusks, and other forms of sea life, young marine biologists view a PowerPoint...
3rd - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Food insecurity, whether as a result of food scarcity or a lack of nutritious food, is a growing and serious problem in the world today. After discussing the concept of food insecurity, learners listen to an NPR radio broadcast on the...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Why Are Blue Whales So Enormous?
Isn't it strange that Earth's largest animal lives on one of its tiniest? Using Sesame-Street-style puppetry, this video explains how this phenomenon happens. Viewers learn that a single mouthful of krill taken in by a whale has the...
5 mins 3rd - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
The Importance of Sharks: You Do The Math!
Elementary ecologists examine trophic relationships using a coral reef food pyramid as an example. They play a game applying math skills that ultimately demonstrate the important role of the ever-scary top predator, the shark. This is a...
3rd - 6th Science CCSS: Adaptable