This Twitter account (Biolojical, which is a pun combining “biological” with at least the J, but probably more likely the “oji” from “emoji” is creative and entertaining. I like the idea of making connections and doing something different with a tool of communication (emojis). Students, can you think of a way to utilize emojis in a unique way to organize/categorize and then communicate something that you’re interested in?
Here are a few example tweets:
How much Vitamin C is in these emojis?
How many species does each emoji represent?
What do you call the baby version of these animals in English?
Here’s a short explainer video about why the US still uses Fahrenheit and other non-metric units of measure. The closed-captioning (subtitles) are accurate, if you need them to help your understanding. The video is also a good example of how to use visuals to help you explain something.
Mushrooms can save honey bees 🍄🐝🍄
And we need bees for the almonds in our morning granola and much more.
Some of the slow-motion photography in this short video is amazing.
Learn about the only full-service crime lab for animals in the world. Turn on the subtitles for the video to help with your listening comprehension if you need to (the subtitles on this YouTube channel are mostly very accurate).
Ok, so maybe the title “CSI” isn’t the right one, since that stands for crime scene investigators, and these people mostly just work in the lab. But a CSI: Animals might have been better than some of those other spin-offs (CSI: Miami and CSI: Cyber were both pretty terrible).
Questions for debate and discussion:
- Should animals have the same rights as humans?
- Which animals should have more protection under the law?
- What kinds of organizations exist in Japan to protect the rights of animals?