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Domestication – C.S.W.D. TV: Episode 3

For the 3rd episode of C.S.W.D. TV, the focus is on the connection humans & animals have, through domestication. How did we end up in the relationships we have with animals right now? Answer this question and more, right here on episode 3!

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What is Aposematism?

Hey Defenders – have you ever come across a really beautiful, colorful animal? Perhaps with really vivid and bright colors, or unique markings and style like the stripe on a skunk? Well take extra care, because these animals don’t just look good to impress us…this is called “Aposematism”, also known as “warning colorations”, and it’s…

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What are Consumer – Resource Systems?

Hey there Defenders! Hopefully you’ve explored a bit of the Kids’ Zone and know all about a food chain, and the different ways animals get their energy – don’t worry, you can click the blue words and check out all that info right now! Here we are going to talk a little bit more in…

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Endothermic vs. Ectothermic

Endothermic and Ectothermic. While we might normally refer to these as ‘warm-blooded’ and ‘cold-blooded’, this isn’t entirely accurate, and the term “cold blooded” has a negative association with being mean and cruel. Endothermic Is when an animal has a set body temperature that it’s able to maintain regardless of the outside environment In order to…

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How do Predators Catch Food?

When it comes to animals who’s diet includes or consists of other animals, (be they insects, herbivores, or even its own kind!), there’s many elaborate and diverse ways for an animal to catch food, including traps, speed, and stealth! Webs Spiders can produce silk from glands located at the tip of their abdomen These webs…

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Weird Foods!

Animals live in different places around the world and survive by eating all sorts of foods. When we think of foods animals eat, we think of pretty common foods that you or I might eat as well. Fruits Plants Fish However, some animals eat some very strange things you and I would never think of…

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