Why Jellyfish Float Like a Butterfly—And Sting Like a Bee

Jellyfish predate dinosaurs by 400 million years. The video explains how jellyfish without a heart, blood, or a brain have survived longer than most other species. It details two of their tricks for adapting and finding prey as their environment changes.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Map the oceans in which jellyfish live
  • Learn more about the way nematocysts work
Classroom Considerations
  • Video best fits when studying animal adaptation, ocean ecosystems, or jellyfish
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  • Includes subtitles for visual learners
  • High-definition graphics enchant viewers
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