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        Information Processing: A Chimpanzee Identifies Threats

        An orphaned chimp learns to recognize danger in this video from the NATURE mini-series Animals with Cameras. In preparation for integrating orphaned Kimbang with a group of chimpanzees, her caretaker tests Kimbang’s response to a simulated danger, a plastic snake. In the accompanying classroom activity, students use the engineering design process to design a grabber to protect their hands, mimicking Kimbang’s use of a bush to protect herself from the snake.

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