As of May 2016 every episode of Man vs Wild is available for a low price on YouTube. This makes for an easy lesson plan for substitute teachers where the accompanying worksheet will help keep students focused.
A 24-question worksheet to accompany this video where host Bear Grylls works his way through typhoon drenched forests and caves of China. This is an excellent video for science or social studies classes in grades 6-12.
Episode summary: In Southern China Bear Grylls arrives in the aftermath of a tropical typhoon. He tackles swollen rivers, scales slippery limestone faces, avoids disaster with stinging ants, and utilizes ancient tribal techniques to catch bats for food.
Questions on the assignment go in order and will help students remain focused on key science topics.
The worksheet is given as a MS-Word document which will allow easy modifying to fit your class.
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