Head on safari this month with Tim & Moby (without the fear of being eaten by lions) and enjoy these animal-related educational topics, activities and resources. From insects to elephants, we cover creatures great and small!
There are three fact-filled new movies you simply have to watch while you’re wearing your BrainPOP safari hat this month.
In this new movie, Tim and Moby will teach you all about dolphins, a family of sea mammals that includes more than forty different species. You’ll get all the basic dolphin facts, including how fast they swim, how big they can grow, what they eat, and where they can be found. You’ll also learn about echolocation, the sonar-like sense all dolphins use to find prey and avoid obstacles. Tim will show you how an organ called ‘the melon’ emits a series of clicks, and how the return sound waves are received by the dolphin’s jaw! You’ll also learn how these intelligent creatures live and behave, and some of the uses people have found for these highly trainable animals.
So come on in, the water’s lovely! Dolphins movie.
What’s black and white and so cute it hurts? A panda, of course! Let Tim and Moby introduce you to the lovable creatures called giant pandas. Find out where in the world they come from and why their natural habitat is slowly dwindling. You’ll also learn another important reason why giant pandas are endangered, as well as just how few are left in the world. Plus, discover what people in zoos are doing to help conserve pandas and bring their population back up. And you’ll learn some basic panda facts, including what they eat, how long they live, and how big they get.
Have a quick watch of our beloved Pandas movie.
Introducing the work of Jane Goodall, the remarkable primatologist and anthropologist! Find out how Goodall got her start with the help of a famous archaeologist, and how she came to study chimps in the wild. In this movie you’ll also learn about a few of the discoveries Goodall made throughout her career, as well as how her research helped redefine what it means to be human. Finally, find out why her time with the chimps prompted her to work for environmental and conservationist causes all over the world.
It’s not all monkeying around: Jane Goodall.