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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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Curiospiration #15: “Why do animals have tails?”

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