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 players 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 The Python Problem(Grades 9-12).
Excerpts from the NATURE episode, “The Python Problem”
It’s Raining Pythons
Saving the Rats
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.)
1. Dinner Time
An overview of how a python captures and digests its prey.
2. It’s Raining Pythons
A close look at how pythons have entered new environments.
3. Beware: Pythons
A description of the dangers that pythons pose to other species.
4. Saving the Rats
A look at efforts to protect the Key Largo wood rat from pythons.