ERIC Number: ED440823
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Animal Classification. 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. They learn what the terms "kingdom", "phylum", and "order" mean, and discover how the 3.5 million-plus organisms found on Earth fit into these specific categories. Students also learn how scientists use a system that groups animals by their similarities, and discover where their favorite animals fit into this classification scheme. 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 and a hands-on experiment are also included. (ASK)
Descriptors: Animal Behavior, Animals, Classification, Intermediate Grades, Junior High 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 063 334-349.