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Adaptations

Just what does it take to thrive in an underwater world? Gills, flippers, venomous spines, and perfect camouflage to name a few! Explore the unique adaptations of the creatures that live beneath the waves with these short, narrated videos. Complete with fun facts and discussion questions, these Explorer Series are perfect for engaging students in any science lesson about evolution, adaptations, physiology, and form and function, but you can also use them to begin a discussion about problem solving, diversity, and cultural sensitivity. Incorporate these Explorer Series in your language arts and writing class as part of a descriptive writing routine.

Electroreception

The secret sense of sharks, skates, and rays.

Electroreception

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Learn more about electroreception, the unique characteristic shared by sharks, skates, and rays in this short series complete with a narrated video, images, fun facts, and a selection of inquiry questions.

Flippers

Fins aren’t the only way to get around in the ocean.

Flippers

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Find out more about flippers and the marine animals that rely on them to get around in this brief learning experience that includes a narrated video, images, facts, and discussion questions.

Schooling

There is an advantage in numbers.

Schooling

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Some fish school for protection, others to increase their chances to find food. Discover more about schooling fish in this engaging snippet complete with narrated video, images, fun facts, and discussion questions.

Venomous

Watch your step!

Venomous

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Venom is one way marine animals protect and defend themselves from predators. Discover a unique group of fish that rely on venomous spines for protection in this collection of images, facts, discussion questions and a short narrated video.

Camouflage

How do they hide in plain sight?

Camouflage

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Discover how marine animals use camouflage to capture a meal and avoid becoming one in this brief course complete with a narrated video, facts about camouflage, and a set of discussion questions to continue the conversation.

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