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The Science of Disney Imagineering: Animal Adaptations: Communication

The Science of Disney Imagineering: Animal Adaptations: Communication

Spring 2010 DVD
Ages: 6 - 14 yrs.
DVD Price: $29.99
Review:
"Survival is what adaptation is all about," says animal behavior specialist Dr. Joseph Soltis. Animals communicate through auditory, visual, olfactory, and tactile means: sounding warnings, attracting mates, or warning off predators (think of a skunk). Viewers learn how advanced mammals such as dolphins and elephants keep in touch with others at long distances. Other animals profiled here are: Taveta golden weaver birds, naked mole rats, porcupines, meerkats, and siamang apes. Disney "Imagineer" Asa Kalama hosts this look at the biological side of science, beginning with the way Imagineers planned Disney's Animal Kingdom® wildlife park to support the species that would be locating there. Add in interviews with a number of specialists, the expected amusing animation, and enough grade-school level horsing around to keep things going, and you have another great entry that shows science is the opposite of boring. Previous Parents' Choice winners from The Science of Disney Imagineering include: Energy, Design and Models,Fluids,Gravity, Trajectory, Levers and Pulleys.
Reilly Reagan   ©2010 Parents' Choice
Reilly Reagan, M.L.S. is a librarian and teacher currently working as a full-time mom. She has been reviewing media since 1991, writing for Library Journal and Video Librarian magazines. Her eight-year old and five-year-old sons enjoy helping with critiques.

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