Why Do Venomous Animals Live In Warm Climates?

Mexico, Brazil, and Australia include the highest numbers of venomous species. An engaging video takes on the idea that venomous animals live in warm climates as part of a larger science series. It discusses possible reasons why this is true before discussing the idea with scientists and finding out it's not true at all. The video offers fears, facts, and a better understanding of the role of history.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas

  • Have pupils add the difference between venom and poison to their science journals
  • Discuss the methodology of creating a question, forming a hypothesis, and doing research
Classroom Considerations

  • Avoid the comment section, as it is open to the public and may not be appropriate for the classroom

  • Offers closed captioning in three languages for ease of note taking
  • Connects science, geography, and history
  • Works well in traditional or flipped classes

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