Educator Resources for Dolphins

Want to know more about Flipper and Willy? In this BrainPOP movie, Tim will teach you all about dolphins, a family of sea mammals that includes more than forty different species! You’ll get all the basic dolphin facts, including how fast they swim, how big they can grow, what they eat, and where they can be found. You’ll also learn about echolocation, the sonar-like sense all dolphins use to find prey and avoid obstacles. Tim will show you how an organ called the melon emits a series of clicks, and how the return sound waves are received by the dolphin’s jaw! You’ll also learn about dolphin behavior and intelligence, and some of the uses people have found for these highly trainable animals. So come on in, the water’s fine!

Lesson Plans

Animals Lesson Plan: Diversity of Life

Grade Levels: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12