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Middle School Biology

Exploring the Animal Kingdom (#101)

This eye-catching program incorporates two young hosts who help viewers investigate characteristics that separate animals into different groups such as vertebrates and invertebrates. Many types of animals are examined: sponges, worms, mollusks, insects, fish, birds, mammals, reptiles and more. The program concludes with an Animal Kingdom Challenge where viewers are asked to identify several mystery animals based on their distinctive characteristics. [16 minutes] Closed Captioning

This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.

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Series Description: This new series introduces students to key areas of biology including bacteria, viruses, photosynthesis, genetics, classification, basic plant function and structure, and the role of water and light in the life of plants.

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