The Deadpool Salamander

Much like your favorite superhero, the axolotl has amazing super powers! Explore the extraordinary world of the salamander that never grows up in a video from a larger science playlist. Content includes axolotl behavior versus normal salamander behavior, special cell characteristics, and the sequence of events that lead up to limb regeneration.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Add the video to an amphibian lesson to bring that wow factor
  • What other animals regenerate limbs? Have the class go on a research spree and create a presentation of other regenerators
Classroom Considerations

  • Learners should have a basic understanding of cells and growth
Pros

  • Step-by-step diagrams make the regeneration process easy to understand
  • The resource is intriguing and full of amazing facts and images
Cons

  • None
Common Core