Ice Age

Ice Age (2002)

Concept featured in clip: Migration

Location of clip: DVD: Chapter 2-3: 0:03:22 - 0:10:42


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Summary of clip: In this clip, all of the animals are migrating due to the movement of glaciers. A couple of "stragglers" go against the flow of migration for different reasons, but end up on an adventure...

Connection of flickclip to the concept: As animals migrate for many reasons, the clip in this film is depicting the migration during the Ice Age as the movment of glaciers pushes the large population of animals out of most habitats.

Suggestions to teachers:

1. Suggested questions for students when viewing the clip:

a. Where are all the animals going? Why?

b. What type of animals migrate? Give specific examples and reasons for migration.

c. Do humans migrate? If so, for what reasons?

2. This clip can begin a discussion on glacial periods and the effects of the glaciers on the environment. The students can do research on the development of Hueston Woods State Park in Oxford, OH, or Glacier National Park, MT.

3. This clip can be used to start a discussion of the theories on global warming and melting of the polar ice caps. Students can discuss what effects the melting ice sheets will have on the overall environment. Students can discuss what is causing global warming and what can be/is being done to slow these effects.

4. Follow the lesson plan from Science Netlinks for The Rise and Fall of Mammoths: (
where students will use the internet to research the evolution and extinction of Mammoths.