The Day After Tomorrow (2004)


Concept featured in clip:
Animal Instinct
Location of clip: DVD: 19:48 - 20:49


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Summary of clip:Many birds are migrating away from New York City. At the zoo, many animals are agitated. Some pace and howl, while others clamber at the bars to their cages trying to get out.

Connection of flickclip to the concept:Some scientist believe animals can sense changes in the weather before they occur. This scene shows how some animals react to dramatic changes in the weather.
Suggestions to teachers:
1. Suggested questions for students when viewing the clip:

a. How is each animal acting in this scene?

b. Why do you think the animals are acting this way?

c. Do humans have senses similar to the animals to allow them to detect changes in the weather?

d. How might these insticts be advantageous?

2. This would be a great clip to use in a life science class. When students are studying animals, they can look at how each animal acts when it is agitated. Students can also do other research to find out more about animal instincts and how they help each animal survive.