Nature’s Great Event – The Great Feast Documentary – Focus: Migration
BBC: Nature’s Great Events: The Great Feast
Nature’s Great Events is a wildlife documentary series created by the BBC. The series looks at how seasonal changes powered by the sun causes shifting weather patterns and ocean currents, which in turn create the conditions for some of the planet’s most spectacular wildlife events. Each episode focuses on the challenges and opportunities these changes present to a few key species.
For this episode you will need access to the documentary ‘The Great Feast,’ the DVD is not included but this episode may be available on YouTube. The episode runs for approximately 50 minutes. The episode can also be found on iTunes for AU$3.49. . This episode can be found in the BBC series box set entitled ‘Nature’s Great Events.’ This DVD box set contains 4 dvds.
The Great Feast focusses on the fact that every summer in the seas off Alaska, humpback whales, killer whales and sea lions depend on a plankton bloom. It transforms these seas into the richest on Earth
I made this viewing activity as a part of my multi-age unit called ‘Our Ocean Planet.’ I wanted my students to see ocean creatures migrating on screen, rather than just looking at photographs on a website or in a book, and to see why these animals needed to migrate.
These viewing sheets has 27 questions to answer during the episode. This documentary is fabulous for showing students first hand, the migratory habits of ocean animals and the reasons for them.
Answers for this viewing activity are included.
ACARA – ACSSU112
Interactions between organisms can be described in terms of food chains and food webs; human activity can affect these interactions.
ACARA – ACSSU094
The growth and survival of living things are affected by the physical conditions of their environment
Natures Great Events - The Great Feast Documentary - Focus: Migration
by Kathleen Crawford
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