Teaching overview

Learning points

  • The sunflower sea star has tough, spiny skin, which helps protect it from predators.
  • The sunflower sea star has thousands of tube feet, which it uses to move around and catch prey.
  • The sunflower sea star has the ability to regenerate lost limbs.

Curriculum keywords

  • Habitat
  • Adaptation
  • Food Chain

Spark a discussion

  • How do you think the sunflower sea star's tough, spiny skin helps protect it from predators?
  • Having watched the video, what do you think "regenerate" means?
  • Do you know of any other animals that can regenerate parts of their bodies?

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