7 New Species Discovered in Cities

Scientists discover more than 15,000 new species each year. Viewers learn about seven new species discovered in cities, often right next to where people live. As part of a larger playlist, a video discusses the techniques researchers use to identify new species and the adaptations and mutations creating some of them.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Assign groups of students to research species discovered within the last year and present them to the class
Classroom Considerations

  • Display the video without sharing the comments
  • Consider the maturity of pupils as the video discusses genitalia of some species
Pros

  • Provides a long list of references for further learning
  • Highlights new vocabulary and scientific techniques throughout
Cons

  • None