Please to be giving me your most awesome wild animal/plant videos on the internets. For the Children.
I'm working with a high school science class, and I've started giving them an "organism of the day" at the start of class by showing an entertaining video clip of an animal, plant, or fungus that has a unique adaptation, ecological role, or can be linked to a current event. After showing the video the class and I discuss what biological concepts the video touches on.
Videos I have shown/will show so far are the Australian Lyre bird
, a snail parasite
, the indonesian Mimic Octopus
, and Squirting Cucumber
. The videos have done a great job at sparking the interest of what sometimes isn't the most motivated bunch of kids. So now I want to keep it up, which mean many, many more organisms. Help! Give me your links, recommendations, or if you know of an organism that I can look up that fits the bill. Ideally there should be video, but I may end up showing just images of the organism also.
The videos should ideally be 3 minutes or less and be on Youtube (which is not blocked on the computer at the school). Thanks!