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Garden of Eden

Viewing Ideas


Before Watching

  1. Have students locate the Seychelles on a world map or a globe and make some predictions about its climate based on its latitude.

  2. Review with students the following concepts: habitat, niche, and competition. (See Activity Answer for more information.) Discuss how both structural and behavioral adaptations help an animal survive. Have students identify the niches in their school or town and how organisms fit into each niche.

  3. As students watch, have them chart the following characteristics about the animals and plants shown in the program—name of organism, niche, diet, predators, helpful organisms, and other information. Have half of the class fill in the chart for plants and the other half fill in the chart for animals.

After Watching

  1. Discuss the different organisms students saw and the places where the organisms live. Create a class chart of all the information that was collected.

  2. Discuss examples in nature where an indigenous species has been displaced by a nonindigenous species, such as the kudzu plant in the South or the zebra mussel in the Great Lakes.

Teacher's Guide
Garden of Eden
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