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Storytime Video and Song
THE CATERPILLAR AND THE POLLIWOG
Questions: What adaptations do the caterpillar and polliwog have to help them survive until they change into "something else"?
This video, available on Discovery Education, is based on the children's book written by Jack Kent . Two new friends discover, on their own, that spring is the time to turn into "something else." Weston Woods, 1982. Running Time 7:26.
STICKY SONGS: SINGABLE LESSONS ABOUT LIFE SCIENCE: ADAPTATION
RUNNING TIME 3:43
SchoolMedia, Inc., 2016. Full Video
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Britannica School: Elementary has curated these resources for ANIMAL ADAPTATIONS. Access via FCS Launchpad: MackinVia Databases or GALILEO.
This program covers survivors that range from lemmings in their igloos to amazing jumping fish. As seen on The Disney Channel. Based on ''The Really Amazing Animal Book.'' Copyright 1996, part of Henry's Amazing Animals.
ANIMALS Content Collection
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DESIGN A BIRD: BOARD BUILDER PROJECT GRADE 3
In this Discovery Education Board Builder project, students may work independently or in groups to design a new species of bird that will survive in a selected habitat.
Students use common objects to simulate bird beaks in an investigation to find how much food each type of bill can gather.
Bird Beak Simulation and Design Los Angeles County Office of Education, 2001. Video Segment
See the life-like robot predatory bird who could lessen the dangers of real birds at airports.
Join Innovation Nation as they explore dog wheelchairs, and how these man-made adaptations are giving dogs and their owners the freedom to play again.