Why Are Millipedes Cuter Than Centipedes? - From A to B

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In an invertebrate beauty pageant, why do millipedes always scuttle away with the crown? Part four of a five-part series of Invertebrate videos compares and contrasts the millipede with the centipede in terms of diet, behavior, and body plan. The narrator and guest also delve into the pop culture perception of both animals' body plans and head shapes.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Demonstrate the Centipede arcade game for a fun but relevant interlude
  • Ask students to pair up and think of other animal duos that often get compared 
Classroom Considerations

  • Be sure scholars are familiar with basic invertebrate anatomy before watching
Pros

  • The informal discussion setting is refreshing and engaging
  • Students learn interesting facts and see them applied to animal classification and constructing explanations
Cons

  • None
NGSS