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TOPIC: Nature
Lizard Kings
They look like dragons and inspire visions of fire-spitting monsters. But these creatures with their long claws, razor-sharp teeth, and muscular, whip-like tails are actually monitors, the largest lizards now walking the planet. This program looks at what makes these long-tongued reptiles so similar to mammals and what has allowed them to become such unique survivors.
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Welcome to NOVA's "Lesson Ideas." This new feature mines NOVA's vast library to bring you a robust selection of interactives, video clips, and lesson plans you can use to make science come alive for your students. Come back each week for a new collection centered on a different topic area.
Subject areas covered: Life Science

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Present the program's overall science
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Use these resources to provide background for the lesson ideas suggested in the "Learn the Science" and "Discover Careers" sections.

Introduce key science topics and concepts with these media-rich resources.  
Discover what animals do to survive.

Explore the intelligence of a variety of animals.

See what it's like to work in the field.  
Related Careers
Find out about careers related to animal science.

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