Animals

They All Saw a Cat

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The cat walked through the world, with its wiskers, ears, and paws...In this glorious celebration of observation, curiosity, and imagination, we see the many lives of one cat, and how perspective s

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Primary
Elementary
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They All Saw a Cat

The Rolie Polie | Sid the Science Kid

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Using this resource group, students learn about scientific observation using a magnifying glass. Sid loves his rolie polie bugs, but they're so little he can't figure out how they move. At school, Sid and his friends explore their world using the magnifying glass to make things look bigger, like freckles on their skin, little pebbles, and rolie polie legs! The resource group includes an English and Spanish version of 5 video clips, as well as the associated Science Adventures Curriculum Guide. Watch Sid here or go to http://www.pbslearningmedia.org/collection/sid-the-science-kid/ to download the science adventures video clips.

Activate Turkey Power! | Wild Kratts

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Chris, Martin, and the gang check out a wild turkey close up and learn about its special characteristics. Aviva programs a new creature power disk with turkey powers, and the Wild Kratts kids encourage Martin and Chris to activate their new creature powers!

Creature Disk Trade! | Wild Kratts

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Show students how important it is to share and handle technology with care. The guys are trading power disks, but things get interesting when one falls off the ship.

Scientist Profile: Neurobiologist

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Erich Jarvis is a highly-skilled neurobiologist who studies various feathered friends such as parrots, zebra finches, canaries, and other song birds. His research tells him how the brain controls, generates and learns complex behaviors, such as language.

POV | The Chances of the World Changing: Protecting Endangered Species

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This lesson is designed to be used in conjunction with the film The Chances of the World Changing, which chronicles the personal sacrifices and challenges faced by a New York writer who dedicates his time and resources to rescuing endangered turtles. This lesson will explore the interdependence of organisms in an ecosystem, identify what some private citizens are doing to protect endangered turtles, and discuss whether or not humans have an obligation to help endangered species.

Rainforest Pharmacy: Jungle Medicine and Nutrition

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Learn how animals in the Amazon rainforest utilize natural resources for medicinal purposes in this video from the NATURE mini-series Spy in the Wild. Part of the episode “Intelligence,” this video shows how animals have discovered ways to supplement their diets, prevent disease, and counter the effects of harmful toxins by consuming certain trees and even mud! Teaching tips ask students to explore their own dietary needs and to consider how food provides vitamins and minerals needed to maintain their health. Another tip suggests that students research medicines with ingredients found in the rainforest.

Nature's Innovations: Animals as Engineers (Lesson Plan)

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In this lesson, we will investigate how, through the process of evolution, animals have solved their engineering problems and how people have mimicked those natural solutions.

A Model Foot

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Scientists at East Carolina University are using ultrasound technology to study the biomechanics of the human foot. Researchers hope the findings will ultimately lead to a cause, cure and a way to prevent diabetic foot ulcers.  Diabetes patients often suffer from problems in their feet, including sores and loss of feeling. East Carolina University researchers are using sonograms to see the foot in a new light in an attempt to help.

Blueprint for the Brain

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Discover how scientists are using computer simulations to explore the shape of every one of the billions of nerve cells that make up our brains.

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