ERIC Number: ED440822
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Animal Adaptations. Animal Life in Action[TM]. Schlessinger Science Library. [Videotape].
This 23-minute videotape for grades 5-8, presents the myriad of animal life that exists on the planet. Students can view and perform experiments and investigations that help explain animal traits and habits. As animals adapt to new environments, their bodies and life cycles may change over thousands of years. In this video, students find out about the various adaptations different species have undergone, and how these changes affected the lives and lifestyles of new generations. A hands-on experiment is included that demonstrates how crayfish have adapted to breathing underwater, while a visit to the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum examines some surprising secrets about the world's pollinators. This program is based on the concepts outlined in the National Science Education Standards for Life Science: (1) structure and function in living systems; (2) reproduction and heredity; (3) regulation and behavior; (4) populations and ecosystems; and (5) diversity and adaptations of organisms. A teacher's guide is also included. (ASK)
Descriptors: Animal Behavior, Animals, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Middle Schools, Science Activities, Science Instruction, Videotape Recordings
Schlessinger Media, Div. of Library Video Company, P.O. Box 580, Wynnewood, PA 19096 ($574.20, 16-videotape set; $39.95, each 23-minute videotape, including teacher's guide). Tel: 800-843-3620 (Toll Free). For full text of teacher's guide: http://www.libraryvideo.com.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Non-Print Media
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: For other videotapes in this series, see SE 063 335-349.