Instructional Video

Bilateral Body Plan

Most animals follow a bilateral body plan. The Shape of Life series presents a short video on why this body plan survived across so many different species. The narrator explains the benefits of symmetry, stereo senses, and more. High-definition enhances the impact of each statement.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Challenge pupils to create a bilateral piece of art
Classroom Considerations
  • Assumes prior knowledge of symmetry
  • Lets instructors stream, download, and share the resource
  • Highlights vocabulary throughout
  • Requires very little class time
  • None