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Animal Adaptations

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Milk Is Just Filtered Blood
From YouTube, produced by MinuteEarth
Female mammals make milk, a cocktail of filtered blood, to provide their babies with vital nutrients.
May 28, 2018 at 12:46 PM
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Ages: 12 - 18
Why Can't Some Birds Fly?
From YouTube, produced by Ted Education
Though the common ancestor of all modern birds could fly, many different bird species have independently lost their flight. Flight can have incredible benefits, especially for escaping predators, hunting and traveling long distances. But it also has ... [more]
December 2, 2018 at 03:42 PM
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Ages: 14 - 18
When Will the Next Mass Extinction Occur?
From YouTube, produced by TED-Ed
About 66 million years ago, a terrible extinction event wiped out the dinosaurs. But, it wasn’t the only event of this kind -- extinctions of various severity have occurred throughout the Earth’s history -- and are still happening all around us today... [more]
February 19, 2020 at 07:26 PM
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Ages: 9 - 18
From teachersdomain.org, produced by WGBH
Sometimes you can tell what a structure does just by looking at it. The environment plays a critical role in shaping the evolutionary changes that organisms undergo. For animals, food is one of the most important components of the environment. This v... [more]
October 2, 2010 at 12:25 PM
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Ages: 8 - 11
Camel Adaptation Rap Song w/LYRICS
From YouTube
This music video describes the specific adaptations that a camel has to survive in the arid desert.  The song moves quickly.  The lyrics are provided at the bottom of the screen.  Cartoon animation.  (03:20)
November 15, 2010 at 06:59 PM
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Ages: 12 - 18
The Evolution of Animals in a Big City
From YouTube, produced by TED-Ed
Using newts, coyotes, and mice, Jason Munshi-South from TEDed shows how animals develop genetic differences, even within an urban city. This is a great resource to help build background knowledge and would work well in conjunction with lesson on evol... [more]
April 25, 2012 at 06:15 PM
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Ages: 9 - 18
Nocturnal Lizards
From teachersdomain.org, produced by PBS
In this video segment from Outdoor Nevada, host Brian Wignall asks herpetologist Jim Moore about two desert-dwelling lizards: the Western banded gecko and the desert night lizard. Unlike most other lizards, these lizards are predominantly nocturnal, ... [more]
September 26, 2010 at 12:54 PM
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Ages: 6 - 18
Alaskans Bears
From kids.nationalgeographic.com, produced by National Geographic
This is a video about the life of bears in the Alaskan wilds.
November 26, 2010 at 06:28 PM
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Ages: 8 - 18
Animal Defenses
From teachersdomain.org, produced by WBGH Educational Foundation
This is a video showing how animals have different defenses.  The example shown is of a hog snake "defending" itself against a curious kitten, a sea otter pursuing a crab, a porcupine fending off lions, a rhinoceros, a squid against a barracuda,  and... [more]
October 29, 2012 at 09:53 PM
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Ages: 7 - 14
Turtle Defenses
From teachersdomain.org, produced by WPSU
In this video from the WPSU’s series Outside, a staff member from Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center at Penn State University explains how some species of turtle protect themselves in their environment. Turtles, like many other species, are facing o... [more]
October 2, 2010 at 12:14 PM
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