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Creatures' Features

Tools for Survival

Welcome to our World of Wonders Series! This page is perfect for learning how animals are uniquely fit to survive in their habitat. Get ready to explore structure and function as we dive into Life Science concepts. Start with our welcome video – join us and sing along.


Begin your exploration & take the Hidden Villa Challenges!


Welcome to Hidden Villa. Are you ready for our three challenges?

1. Take Care.

2. Try Something New.



Trying new things is very important for exploring the world around you! Lets first learn a few important scientific tools so we can make observations, ask questions, and make connections on our journey.



I Notice, I Wonder…

Lets practice using our prompts!

1. First make observations using, “I notice…”

2. Now lets ask some questions about an object using, “I wonder…”

3. Finally lets pull everything together and make some connections using, “it reminds me of…”

These are the essential tools of a scientist!

Explore Click here for more our Student Guide that includes questions, resources and activities about this topic!



Now it is time to dive into our theme:


“Creatures’ Features”

Tools for Survival


Teacher guides for each video are located at the bottom of this page.




Aquatic Invertebrates


What does “macro” mean? What does “invertebrates”?


What was something that surprised you in this video?


Stay tuned for student resources related to this video.




Learn the 5 things that make us, and other mammals, a mammal!


Stay tuned for student resources related to this video. 



How Banana Slug’s Work

Learn about all the amazing adaptations that make banana slugs so gross, yet so cool!


Stay tuned for student resources related to this video.





What is next?


Have you investigated the questions and activities within your student guides?


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Teacher’s Corner


Dear Teachers and Parents/Guardians using these resources,

We have made students guides for many of our W.O.W. Video series. Each student guide contains a section called:

  • “Know it all” meant as a comprehension corner with questions that have varying levels of difficulty related to the video.
  • “Digging Deeper” that will include links and resources to learn more about the topic(s) addressed in the video.
  • ”Try it” through a variety of activities meant to encourage learning away from the computer. These may be observation activities, crafts, games, writing prompts, or other creative activities supporting NGSS and video topics.

In creating these guides our intention was to allow a scope of options for educators to choose from that will best support their learners’ needs. Stay tuned for the roll out of our Student Worksheets. 


I Notice…


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