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Animal Adaptations

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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.  Lyrics are provided at the bottom of the screen.  Cartoon animation.  Run time 03:20.
November 15, 2010 at 06:59 PM
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Ages: 7 - 13
The Adaptation Song with lyrics
From YouTube
This is a fun song that uses the adaptations of a camel to explain what adaptations are.  The lyrics appear on the bottom of the screen (although very quickly) as they are rapped.  (02:30)
October 24, 2012 at 11:48 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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Ages: 8 - 14
Plant and Animal Adaptation
From YouTube
This informative video teaches students about plant and animal adaptations. Camouflage and migration are examples of adaptation. This is a great resource to use in conjunction with non-fiction texts and/or lessons on this topic. (2:21)
July 8, 2012 at 10:45 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: 10 - 18
From teachersdomain.org, produced by WGBH
How is it that cattle, goats, and deer can grow strong and healthy on a diet consisting of little more than grass and leaves? This video segment explores the incredible efficiency of the ruminant digestive system, a set of adaptations that have allow... [more]
September 28, 2010 at 08:32 PM
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Ages: 7 - 11
Animal Adaptations by StudyJams
From scholastic.com, produced by Scholastic
Through adaptations, organisms develop special features that aid in their survival.  That pass these adaptations on to future generations in a process called natural selection.  Learn more about physical and behavioral adaptations with this cartoon a... [more]
May 15, 2011 at 08:41 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: 11 - 18
Toxic Newts
From teachersdomain.org, produced by PBS
The interaction between predator and prey is a major force driving evolution. This video segment from Evolution: "Evolutionary Arms Race" tells the story of a species of newt and its garter snake predator. Although the skin of the newt secretes enoug... [more]
August 14, 2010 at 12:27 PM
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