All animals produce young which must be cared for by the parents. We see a snake and an ostrich hatching from an egg. Not all young animals look like their parents. A baby ladybird and a tadpole are shown as examples of animals which do not look like their parents.
After viewing the clip, ask individual children to tell the class about their pets. Do any of the children remember their pet when it was a baby animal? Have any of the children’s pets had their babies? Invite pupils, their friends and their relatives to contribute photographs of these pets to a class display. Children could also snip pictures of young animals from magazines and newspapers. Display the results in a file or photograph album. Encourage the children to sort the pictures into two sections: 'egg-born animals' and 'animals born alive'.