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14 Pokemon You Didn't Realize Were Based On Real World Things

Sure, we know a lot of Pokemon are based on animals, but some of those Pokemon are a lot more based on animals than you realize, like a specific species or containing very specific traits and features unique to certain types of animals. Who knew Pokemon could be educational.

Bees Hatch Before Your Eyes

Witness the eerily beautiful growth of larvae into bees in this mesmerizing time-lapse video from photographer Anand Varma. Varma said the six-month project, for which he built a beehive in his workshop, gave him a new respect for the meticulous job of beekeeping.

YouTube URL
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6mJ7e5YmnE

Your Life As A Dog

Here's what your life would be like if you were a dog. For starters, you would eat twice as much, sleep twice as much, and have 5x better vision at night.

A great introduction to comparative biology.

YouTube URL
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8nq3eRCSMQ
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Biology and Management of Zoo Animals

This AA degree program from Portland Community College shows one way in which a knowledge of biology is needed to meet the demands of our changing world.

How many other carrier paths requiring Biology can your students come up with?

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BioInteractive

Howard Hughes Medical Institute sponsors BioInteractive, offering free resources for science educators and students. Here you'll find lectures, classroom activities, illustrations, animations, and much more – Sharks to Birds to The Biology of Skin Color.

See How A Rat Can Wriggle Up Your Toilet

Not for the faint of heart. This National Geographic video explores everything from how rats can hold their breath for up to 3 minutes to how they squeeze thru small openings. A good springboard for the topic of adaptation in nature.

YouTube URL
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0t2VPBF6Kp4

Check with your local zoo, wildlife rescue organization, or fish hatchery to see what programs and resources they provide.

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