Animals

Animal Families | Everyday Learning

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Families are our introduction to society. By living and growing within a small connected group, we are prepared for encounters with larger groups within society. Animal families provide a great example of similarities and differences within various family groups. This video is available in both English and Spanish audio, along with corresponding closed captions.

Wolf Research | Science Trek

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This video segment from IdahoPTV's Science Trek shows the process a research biologist goes through to trap, measure and put a radio collar on wolves.

Taste Test Video

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This DragonflyTV segment demonstrates the relationship between taste and smell, and the ability of taste buds to recognize taste when the nose is blocked.

Turtle Defense

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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 obstacles that threaten their survival. Some of these obstacles have threatened turtle survival for centuries, while others have emerged more recently and are caused by human activities.

This video is available in both English and Spanish audio, along with corresponding closed captions.

Animals Making a Living

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An animal makes its living by finding food. Plant eaters have a relatively easy time of it, while meat eaters must work a little harder for their next meal. This video segment explores the wide range of food-finding strategies that exist in the animal world and identifies some of the physical and behavioral adaptations that make them effective.

Cat Adaptations: Body Structures

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Using segments from Super Cats: A NATURE Miniseries, this resource explores how different body structures allow cats to thrive in diverse environments across the planet. Students compare several cat species and examine the physical adaptions that allow each animal to be successful in their habitat. After examining these adaptations, students design their own creatures that are well adapted to survive in a specific environment.

For more resources from NATURE, check out the collection page.

Lynx and Skunk Baby Play! | Wild Kratts

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Chris and Martin meet a baby lynx and a baby skunk and watch them play outside of the food web. They get along well when young, but when the babies grow up, the friendly relationship will turn to one of predator and prey.

Stranded in the Swamp | Wild Kratts

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Join the Wild Kratts gang in one of Florida's cypress swamps. Chris and Martin stumble across an unlikely creature friend: a river otter cub!

Mystery Tongue! | Wild Kratts

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Join the Wild Kratt gang as they learn about termites, their homes, and their predators. Koki and Aviva help sort the eggs in the royal chamber. When a giant tongue attacks the termite mound, Chris and Martin use their skills of deduction to determine the predator's identity.

The Burrow-Builders of Africa - Wild Kratts | PBS KIDS Lab

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Use this video to teach children the importance of aardvark burrows to the African landscape. The Wild Kratts discover why aardvarks are an important part of the African landscape. 

Utiliza este vídeo par enseñar a niños la importancia de las madrigueras del cerdo hormiguero en el paisaje africano. Los Kratts descubren por qué los cerdos hormigueros son parte importante del paisaje africano.

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