These brief video segments can be used alone or in combination, to introduce a topic or to spark discussion among your students. The video segments can be adapted for any grade level. Stream the video segments from the playlist below, or scroll to the bottom of the page to find downloadable QuickTime versions of the videos. These videos are also used in the lesson plan Endangered Relationships (grades 5-8).
Excerpts from the NATURE episode “CRASH: A Tale of Two Species”
Downloadable QuickTime versions of the video segments:
(Note: To download a video, right click on the video title and click “Save Link As…’ or “Save Target As…”. On a Mac, press the CTRL key and simultaneously click the mouse, then save the link.)
Clip 1: “The Living Fossil”
The horseshoe crab has survived for 350 million years.
Clip 2: “Horseshoe Crabs and Redknots”
Horseshoe crabs are an essential source of nutrition for migrating birds.
Clip 3: Protecting the Horseshoe crab
Measures have been undertaken to protect the horseshoe crab.
Clip 4: Horseshoe Crabs and Humans
The horseshoe crab has immense value to humans for its uses in medical technology.