In this video from NATURE: "Naledi: One Little Elephant," a baby elephant named Naledi is rejoining her elephant herd after being away from them for four months. In this clip, students will observe how elephants use their trunks to identify family members as well as communicate with each other. In the accompanying activity, Smell like an Elephant! students will explore how animals use their bodies to smell and communicate. Students will use their own bodies, like animals, to smell and identify different scents. Following the activity, they will conduct a writing response focused on the sense of smell.
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