Adaptation Teacher Resources
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How Ingenious Animals Have Engineered Air Conditioning
5 mins 4th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Humans aren't the only species to build structures with air conditioning—we weren't even the first! The video explains how a variety of species that live under and above ground design their structures to allow for air circulation. It...
Where We Get Our Fresh Water
4 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
This fresh resource explores the world's fresh water: where it can be found, and how humans use it. You might be surprised at the variety of domestic uses! Short, but sweet, this feature can be followed by a class discussion using the...
Radioactivity: Expect the Unexpected
4 mins 8th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Several radioactive concepts are explained with the help of animated atoms, complete with their own facial expressions. As physical science pupils watch, they learn about gaining or losing atomic particles, alpha and beta particles, and...
Why Don’t Woodpeckers Get Concussions?
6 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Woodpeckers withstand more than 4,000 Gs without getting a concussion, yet humans only withstand up to 300 without getting one. An eye-opening video explains the difference in anatomy between humans and woodpecker brains as part of a...
Pigeon Story: How the Rock Dove Became the Sky Rat
7 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
After training, pigeons can recognize correctly spelled words among misspelled words. In addition, they can use number sense to count, memorize thousands of pictures, and use navigational aids humans don't understand. As part of a larger...
Animal Nutrition, Variations, Adaptations & Regulation
8th - 10th
Information about digestion of various food components is given in this PowerPoint. The diets of herbivores and carnivores are compared, and there are many diagrams giving details of their digestive system specializations. The labelled...
Lactase Persistence: Evidence for Selection
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
What's the link between lactase persistence and dairy farming? Biology scholars analyze data to find evidence of the connection, then relate this to human adaptation. Working individually and in small groups, learners view short video...
Individual Species in the Deep Sea
6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
A tube worm's outer covering is made of chitin, the same material that makes up the shells of lobsters and crabs. Scholars create tube worms and analyze and discuss the longevity of organisms living near cold seeps. They then discuss and...