Segments in this Video

Basic Needs of Animals (02:47)


Herbivores eat plants to survive while carnivores eat other animals. Animals need water to drink and oxygen to breathe.

Classifications of Animals (03:48)

Animals are put into different groups based on their characteristics. Groups include mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, and insects.

Animals in Canada (02:06)

There is a wide variety of animals throughout Canada. Many Aboriginal groups hunted animals, like bison and seals, for food, clothing, and resources.

Animal Life Cycle (00:38)

Most birds, fish, reptiles, and amphibians are born from eggs, while mammals have live births. Most animals stay with their parents until they are able to take care of themselves.

Animal Adaptations (03:51)

Animals have behaviors and adaptations that help them survive. They can camouflage, migrate, or hibernate.

Survival of Animals (01:51)

Global warming has forced some animals, like polar bears, into new areas in search of food and shelter. Some animals are harmed by humans expanding into their habitats.

Credits: Growth and Change in Animals (00:07)

Credits: Growth and Change in Animals

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This program focuses on investigating the distinct characteristics of animals related to appearance, behavior, growth, and change. Students will meet and study a variety of different types of animals with a focus on wild animals that can be found in Canada. We discuss the basic needs of all animals, and compare and identify the main similarities and differences among various types of animals. The behaviors and adaptations that are important for survival are defined and discussed. Throughout the program, we recognize the importance of healthy human-wildlife interaction, as well as recognizing the need for humans to protect animal habitats. Incorporated into the program is a discussion of various types of wildlife that have had, and continue to play a critical role in the culture and history of First Nations people in Canada.

Length: 16 minutes

Item#: BVL196442

Copyright date: ©2017

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