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.

Paws for a Minute | River Otter

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Learn about the river otter—where they live in the wild, features of their habitat, and how their specific physical features and feeding behaviors help them survive. (This original, one-minute video was produced by Rhode Island PBS, in association with Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence, Rhode Island.)

Find more Paws for a Minute videos in our Collection.

Cat Adaptations: Super Senses

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Rusty spotted cats are the smallest felines in the world, but these little cats have some extremely powerful senses! In this video from Super Cats: A NATURE Miniseries, students will learn how one tiny cat uses his senses to navigate the world around him. Support materials include discussion questions, vocabulary, and a hands-on activity where students use their sense of touch to help a rusty spotted cat find its way home.

For more resources from NATURE check out the collection page.

Up the Food Chain | Wild Kratts

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Learn about food chains in the wild with the Wild Kratts. The gang discusses the food chain, starting at the bottom with producers and going up to consumers.

Do You Know About the Dodo? | Wild Kratts

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The Kratts successfully go back in time to uncover the incredible creature powers of the now-extinct dodo bird. Things take a turn when a certain chef visits the island in search of a gourmet snack!

Jump Back in Time | Wild Kratts

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Come learn about endangered and extinct species with the Wild Kratts gang. Aviva unveils one of her greatest inventions yet: a time trampoline!

No More Cages! | Wild Kratts

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Martin explains how to identify each type of raptor: falcons, hawks, owls, eagles, and vultures. They must free the raptors quickly from their chef nemesis!

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