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Scorpion Science

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Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center


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Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center

Overview:

Scorpions are fascinating arachnids. We have spent over 3 months handling and caring for 2 Black Emperor Scorpions. This video shows one of them feeding on a Madagascar Hissing Cockroach. We have also managed to capture our scorpion as it appears under ultraviolet light. We hope you enjoy this gross yet fascinating footage.


Length: 02:19

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
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    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
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    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
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    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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