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Why do zebras have stripes? Just how big is an elephant? How fast can a giraffe run? In this video, young children learn more about some of the more common animals found in a zoo, what they like to eat, and what their life might be like in the wild.
This resource is part of the KET Everyday Science collection.
After watching the video, students can use the quiz below as a review. Click the Zoo Safari Review Quiz link to get started.
Zoo Safari Review Quiz (Interactive)
Wild animals and how they live fascinate children, and a zoo is a wonderful place to learn about animals from all over the world. This video takes children on a visit to a zoo to learn about different animals. They are encouraged to “look close” and “listen to sounds” to identify the animal before seeing and hearing the name.
We start by making a pretend pair of binoculars for the trip. These binoculars can be used in other activities such as nature walks and looking for details around the classroom. You can use the binoculars while viewing the video as well. Through observation, the children will determine characteristics unique to these animals. By charting these observations, children are introduced to elementary scientific methods and develop basic literacy skills.
In learning about the different animals and where they live, children begin to learn about different countries and how the climate and geography are different and affect life in other parts of the world.
Exploring these differences, and learning to observe details in the world around them at an early age, will help children as they build the skills they will need for 21st century learning.
binoculars, safari, zoo, names of various wild animals (lions, tigers, monkeys, elephants, giraffes, etc.)
Academic standards correlations on Teachers' Domain use the Achievement Standards Network (ASN) database of state and national standards, provided to NSDL projects courtesy of JES & Co.
We assign reference terms to each statement within a standards document and to each media resource, and correlations are based upon matches of these terms for a given grade band. If a particular standards document of interest to you is not displayed yet, it most likely has not yet been processed by ASN or by Teachers' Domain. We will be adding social studies and arts correlations over the coming year, and also will be increasing the specificity of alignment.