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Zoo2You

A series of videos and activities for teachers, students and parents that explore concepts aligned with the Georgia Standards of Excellence in Science.

 

Video Series

Zoo2You: Living Vs. Non-Living Edition

Specific Standards Covered: GSE: SKL1, SKL2 NGSS: 2-LS2-1

Ecosystems are composed of a network of living and non-living things. Let’s check out a habitat and identify some of the important living and non-living components. 

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Zoo2You: Energy Transfer Edition

Specific Standards Covered: GSE: S2L1, NGSS: NGSS-3-LS1-1

All animals grow and change over time; however, the process can look very different depending on the species. Check out how reptiles grow and change! 

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Zoo2You: Life Cycles Edition

Specific Standards Covered: GSE: S2L1, NGSS: NGSS-3-LS1-1

All animals grow and change over time; however, the process can look very different depending on the species. Check out how reptiles grow and change! 

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Zoo2You: Electromagnetic Spectrum Edition

Specific Standards Covered: GSE: S8P4, SPS9 & NGSS: MS-PS4-2, HS-PS4

Heat vision and rattlesnakes! Learn how certain snakes utilize infrared radiation!

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Adaptations Edition: Orangutans

Specific Standards Covered: GSE: S3L1, NGSS: 3-LS3-2

Understand how adaptations help orangutans navigate rainforest habitats.

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Vertebrate Edition: Amphibians

Specific GSE covered: S5L1

Review all five types of vertebrates and what makes them similar and different. This video highlights the tiger salamander.

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Vertebrate Edition: Reptiles

Specific GSE covered: S5L1

Review all five types of vertebrates and what makes them similar and different. This video highlights the prehensile-tailed skink.

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Vertebrate Edition: Mammals

Specific GSE covered: S5L1

Review all five types of vertebrates and what makes them similar and different. This video highlights giant otters. 

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Vertebrate Edition: Birds

Specific GSE covered: S5L1

Review all five types of vertebrates and what makes them similar and different. This video highlights rhinoceros hornbills.

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Vertebrate Edition: Fish

Specific GSE covered: S5L1

Review all five types of vertebrates and what makes them similar and different. This video highlights the fish in the river habitat at Zoo Atlanta’s Georgia eXtremes.

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Invertebrate Edition: Tarantula

Specific GSE covered: S5L1

This video highlights the unique features of an invertebrate and explores other adaptations of the tarantula. 

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Keystone Species: Gopher Tortoise

Specific GSE covered: SB5 & SEV2

This video explores what a keystone species is with the help of a Georgian keystone species, the Gopher tortoise. 

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Classification Activities

These activities engage the students in how to classify organizations, as well as how to differentiate the features of Phylum and Class.

Classifying Organisms

Students will observe animals and classify the animals into Phylum and Class.

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Design an Organism

Students will design their own organism using adaptations from the Adaptation Cards and will communicate through art or writing how that creature survives in its natural habitat.

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