Quick and easy classroom-ready warm-ups, inspired by kids’ curious questions from around the world — updated weekly.
Step 1) Ask:
“Why do animals have tails?”
Step 2) Watch:
Play the video above for your students.
- What you’ll see: Funny clips of cats and dogs chasing their tails.
- Length: 4 minutes.
Step 3) Discuss:
Now, get your students talking. Start with 1-3 questions of your choice:
- Why don’t humans have tails?
- What does it mean when a dog wags his tail?
- Other than chasing it in circles, what do you think an animal can use its tail for?
- Can tails be dangerous?
Step 4) Answer:
So, why do animals have tails?
Your students should now have a strong grasp on how to answer this question. Let them tell you!
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