Cats and Dogs

Cats and Dogs (2001)

 

Concept featured in film: Animal Diversity

Location of clip:


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Summary of clip: This short clip was used to show the wide variety of dogs and cats.

Connection of flick to concept: This clip was used in the engage phase of a learning cycle on adaptations. The students explored the extent to which humans accelerated the evolution of dogs from wolves. This clip was used in conjunction with a clip from White Fang.

Suggestions to teachers:

1. Suggested questions for students when viewing the clip:

a. Why are there 400 breeds of dogs?

i. Are all of these breeds likely to survive in the wild?

b. How could this variation occur when wolves are the sole progenitor of dogs?

c. Why don't we see such a wide variety of other animals?

d. What are the forces that drive an animal to adapt?