The Lovable (and Lethal) Sea Lion

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What lives in the ocean, has ears, walks on all fours, and can reach a top speed of 18 miles an hour? Why, the sea lion, of course! A cute, animated video introduces viewers to the majestic aquatic mammal.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Have groups investigate such topics as the seven different sea lions species, cases of toxic algae affecting marine mammals, sea lion attacks, and protections in place at sea lion beaches
  • Include the video in a study of aquatic life or climate change
Classroom Considerations
  • The clever animations and musical soundtrack make the video most appropriate for younger viewers
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Pros
  • The resource includes the video, a comprehension check, links to related articles, and a discussion question
Cons
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