When Whales Walked

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Remember that time whales were the size of house cats and walked on land? It's true—the evolution of whales is stranger than many suspect! See it all unfold in a historical video from PBS Eons channel that presents the evidence proving the evolution of whales. 

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Instructional Ideas
  • Create a timeline of whale evolution using the links in the references section
  • Challenge young artists to draw a picture of a whale relative and see if parents or other adults realize the connection
Classroom Considerations
  • Content lasts only five minutes; the last minute and 16 seconds is an advertisement for the sponsor
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  • Shares content related to, but not covered, in most textbooks
  • Provides subtitles for ease of note taking
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