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Leopards of the Night

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There is no classroom activity for this program. The following resources from the companion Web site accompany this program:

Night Vision
How do animals see at night, particularly those that are nocturnal? Click on one of any eight images of eyes to find out what makes these animals adept at finding their way around in the dark. (Grades 3-5, 6-8)

The Camera that Caught a Leopard
Learn about where infrared falls on the electromagnetic spectrum and how filmmakers used infrared light to capture leopards on tape in this article. (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

Behind the Scenes
Find out how a nature film crew finds its main attraction, films at night, deals with technical problems in the field, and more in this behind-the-scenes look at the crew that became the first ever to use infrared filmmaking techniques in Africa. (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

Seeing through Camouflage (Hot Science)
Camouflage plays a critical role in the defense strategies of many animals. Find out how good you are at spotting critters that specialize in hiding in plain sight. (Shockwave plug-in required; non-Shockwave version available.) (Grades 3-5, 6-8)

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