Anemones contain harpoon-like structures in their tentacles to attack prey. A video shares an up-close look at an anemone eating a goby. It highlights the attack, capture, and demise of the prey through a system evolved over the course of millions of years.
- Discuss in more detail how an anemone attracts prey
- Debate why the anemone eats fish alive rather than killing them first
- Relies on prior knowledge of anemones and tentacles
- Works well in a traditional or flipped classroom
- Designed to meet national science standards for both middle and high school students