Disney's Animal World, Elephants and Rhinos

Disney's Animal World, Elephants and Rhinos

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Focuses on the African elephant which is bigger than its Asian counterpart. Films elephant calves and their development, elephant herds, water fights and the elephant matriarch. Explains that male adults tend to live alone but elephants are generally caring, gentle and protective. Describes what elephants eat, how much they drink, and their sleeping habits. Films how elephants communicate with noises, flapping ears, and tapping. Concludes with a discussion of elephant ears, the elephant's running speed, their poor eyesight and their great sense of smell. Contains two "Quiz times" that track students' understanding of the concepts. Uses footage from Disney classics including Dumbo, The Jungle Book and The Big Wash.
Opens with a description of rhino habitats and rhino habits such as rolling around in the mud. Explains that calves stay with their mother until their horns appear at about six months, although rhinos are not adult until they are seven years old. Provides details of the weight and habits of adult male rhinos. Concludes with details of the rhino's agility, speed, longevity, extra layer of skin, small brain and keen sense of smell. Contains two "Quiz times" that question students on the content of the program. Uses footage from Disney's The Lion King, Peter Pan and Toy Story.
Copyright Date: ©2007
ISBN: 9781597531771
Branch Call Number: J DVD 590 DISNE
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (32 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + teacher's guide
Additional Contributors: Disney Educational Productions
Alternative Title: Elephants and rhinos
Notes: Series presents live-action wildlife clips of animals in their natural habitats combined with footage from Disney's animated classics
Content is tied to K-3 National Science Education Standards


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