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Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center


Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center


From June 16th thru September 23rd 2007 the Exploreum is experiencing a reptile invasion. One of our newest visitors is a Bearded Dragon, yet to named, who lives in the Ciba Lab and visits with guest in the reptile exhibit. We have taken the opportunity to film this amazing animal as he excitedly feeds on a large batch of crickets. What fun it is to watch reptiles eat.

Length: 01:45

Content Areas: Science

Alabama Course of Study Alignments and/or Professional Development Standard Alignments:

SC (2)
6. Identify characteristics of animals, including behavior, size, and body covering
  • Comparing existing animals to extinct animals
  • Examples: iguana to stegosaurus, elephant to wooly mammoth
  • Identifying migration and hibernation as survival strategies
    SC (4)
    5. Describe the interdependence of plants and animals.
  • Describing behaviors and body structures that help animals survive in particular habitats
  • Examples:
    behaviors—migration, hibernation, mimicry;
    body structures—quills, fangs, stingers, webbed feet
  • Describing life cycles of various animals to include incomplete and complete metamorphosis
  • Examples: damsel fly, mealworms
  • Tracing the flow of energy through a food chain
  • Example: producer, first-level consumer, second-level consumer, and third-level consumer
  • Identifying characteristics of organisms, including growth and development, reproduction, acquisition and use of energy, and response to the environment
    SC (5)
    9. Describe the relationship of populations within a habitat to various communities and ecosystems.
  • Describing the relationship between food chains and food webs
  • Describing symbiotic relationships
    SC2015 (1)
    5. Design a solution to a human problem by using materials to imitate how plants and/or animals use their external parts to help them survive, grow, and meet their needs (e.g., outerwear imitating animal furs for insulation, gear mimicking tree bark or shells for protection).*


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