How Deadly: Water Animals

Nature journalist, Dr Ann Jones, explains the sometimes terrifying and often hilarious behaviour of deadly animals from around the world.

This film was submitted to the SCINEMA 2021 International Science Film Festival and was selected to feature in our Animals, Australian and School categories. It also achieved the Best Online Format award at the festival. The filmmaker has kindly allowed us to continue to show the film beyond the festival. Watch it below and download the accompanying educational resource for fun activities to use with your students.

Video Length: 31:28 mins

Film Description

Nature journalist, Dr Ann Jones, explains the sometimes terrifying and often hilarious behaviour of deadly animals from around the world.

Lesson Inspiration

This short film looks at five of the worlds most deadly water animals and explores the features and behaviours of these animals. It is best suited to students who are learning about the features of living things and how they use them to survive or protect themselves.

Content warning: Contains predatory animal behaviour and some strong language which is bleeped.

Useful when:

Teaching pupils about the features of living things and comparing how animals have different features that best helps them survive.

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Year: 1, 2, 3

Topics:

Biological Sciences – Living Things, Lifecycles

Additional – Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Ethical Understanding.

Concepts (South Australia):

Biological Sciences – Interdependence and Ecosystems, Form and Function, Diversity and Evolution

SCINEMA International Science Film Festival is the largest science film festival in the Southern Hemisphere! The 2021 festival is now over but we have permission for some of the films and their associated educational resources to use with your students.

Each resource is mapped to the Australian National Curriculum and contains hands-on activities for your students. Designed to engage and inspire, these resources demonstrate STEM careers and skills to your students, encouraging them to be curious thinkers, problem-solvers and contributing citizens within society.