Why Do Some Species Thrive in Cities?

How do wild animals adapt to our urban expansion? An interesting video lesson describes different adaptation strategies of common species. The narrator includes a discussion of the changes in DNA.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have individuals choose an urban species to research
  • Lead a KWL activity to activate prior knowledge of environmental adaptations
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires a basic understanding of DNA
Pros

  • Incorporates images to add clarity to explanations
  • Short length helps maintain viewers' attention
Cons

  • None
Common Core