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Description

A report about the importance of feet for animals and how they learn to walk. We see footage of a young child, lizard, centipede, penguin, elephant, reindeer, ostrich and wildebeest.
Our Planet
This clip is from:
Our Planet, Animals Learning and the Sounds of the Rainforest
First broadcast:
16 February 2007

Classroom Ideas

Could be used to demonstrate how different animals are born and start to walk. Pupils could discuss how long it took them to learn to walk and can bring in photographs of themselves as toddlers. They could then use the clip to compare how much more quickly animals stand up and walk, crawl or waddle than they do. Zig-zag booklets could be made of each animal shown on the clip with the information included with pictures. A rhyme or rap could be made up with noises and actions about the elephant's stomp, the wildebeast's wobbles and so on, to re-inforce the learning. Pupils could also do some research on their own pets and find out how long it took for them to walk or move after they were born. Pupils could create a comparison chart of animal legs and feet or footprints to show the differences and include counting in pairs and fours.

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