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CLIP 3008

Can you spot the difference between a rabbit and a hare?

Can you spot the difference between a rabbit and a hare?
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Key Info
  • Can you spot the difference between a rabbit and a hare?
  • Duration: 01:43
  • The observable features help us to describe animals. Small distinguishing features help us to tell the difference between a rabbit and a hare. Rabbits have long ears, big eyes, thick fur, short bob tails, are good runners and jumpers and have back legs bigger than their front legs. However, this description also fits a hare. They look so similar it is easy to confuse them. Hares have slightly longer black-tipped ears. Differences can also be seen in the babies. Baby hares have fur, open eyes and can run within a few minutes of being born. By contrast baby rabbits are blind, bald and stay in the nest for the first few days of their lives.
  • Subject:

    Science

       Topic:

    Variation and Classification

  • Keywords: rabbits, hares, ears, eyes, fur, tails, legs, runners, jumpers, similarities, differences, babies, blind, bald, nest, Darwin
Ideas for use in class
  • The clip would be useful to play when learning about variation and classification of animals. It would also be helpful if working on the use of adjectives in literacy as it reinforces the need for good descriptive words and accurate observations.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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