ERIC Number: ED440837
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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Endangered & Extinct Animals. 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. Due to environmental factors and human interference, many of Earth's creatures have ceased to exist or are on the verge of extinction. In this video, students discover how they can make a difference by respecting animal habitats and teaching others to do the same. A hands-on experiment that tests two bodies of water for unhealthy chemical levels that could threaten aquatic life is included. The infamous Exxon Valdez oil spill is revisited, and volunteers helping to save the threatened northern sea otters are shown. 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, Endangered Species, Environmental Education, 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). For full text: http://www.libraryvideo.com. Tel: 800-843-3620 (Toll Free).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Non-Print Media
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