The Superb Owl!

What if we described an animal like we describe a football team competing in the big game? A cool video attempts to do just that as part of a larger biology playlist. It discusses an owl with superb adaptations and anatomy to survive in a fun, sporty way to engage scholars at every level.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Assign groups to select an animal and present their findings in a way similar to the video
  • Invite an ornithologist to speak to the class
Classroom Considerations
  • Video best fits in late January or early February as part of the buildup to the big game
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
Pros
  • Offers closed captioning for the hearing impaired
  • Entertaining video maintains viewers' attention
  • Works well in a traditional or a flipped classroom
Cons
  • None