Feed Me: Classifying Organisms – Crash Course Kids #1.2
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Feed Me: Classifying Organisms – Crash Course Kids #1.2

[Intro] Lunch is the best time of day, right? Well
– sometimes, anyway. But even if lunch turns out to be nasty, like a banana and ketchup
sandwich, if we’re really hungry – we’ll eat it! That’s because we’re living things, and all
living things need to eat. Or, really, need to eat to get energy in order to survive.
But tigers and humans are both living things, and you don’t tend to see tigers hanging out
at the salad bar – so what’s the deal? How do different types of living things get energy? Well, everything starts with the sun. We may
slather on the sunblock and pull out the shades when things get too bright – but plants don’t!
Instead, they do something only a few kinds of living things can do. They catch energy
that comes from the sun’s rays and they change it into chemical energy. Specifically, a kind
of sugar. Then, other living things, like humans, eat the plants and use that sugar
as energy in their own bodies. It’s like swallowing sunshine! But much tastier. And more filling. Scientists classify, or group, animals based
on how they get energy. Some living things get energy by eating mostly plants, or parts
of plants like fruits or seeds. These animals, like deer and cows, are called herbivores,
even though they all kinds of plants, not just the herbs that go in pizza sauce. But, if you’re looking for an animal to split
a burger or carne asada taco with, you’ll wanna call tigers, hawks, or other carnivores
– animals that eat mostly meats — while humans, bears, raccoons, and other animals whose diets
include both plants and animals, are called omnivores. Now you can come up with a really
simple model to see how these groups of living things fit together based on how they get
energy. Say we’re out for a walk — there’s sun shining
on the apple tree, a raccoon hiding in the tree’s branches, some insects munching on
the tree’s leaves, and a hawk circling over a field nearby. How can you arrange these
things in a way that shows how they get energy? Well, first we know that the apple tree doesn’t
really eat anything. It’s a plant, so it can take the sun’s energy shining on its leaves,
plus some air and water, and make sugar. So what about the animals in this scene? Since
the insects are making a salad out of the tree’s leaves, it’s safe to guess that they’re
herbivores – plant-eaters. The raccoon would be happy eating either the apples from the
tree or the insects. Since it eats both plants and other animals – it’s the omnivore in this
situation. If the raccoon leaves the safety of the tree, it might get picked off by that
hawk – a meat-loving carnivore. So as you can see, all living things get energy
that starts off with the sun. Plants take this energy and change it into chemical energy.
Some animals, herbivores, get their energy by eating mostly plants, while others, the
carnivores, get it by eating mostly meat. And omnivores, like humans, get their energy
by eating both plants and animals. Now, if you’ll excuse me, it’s time for this
omnivore’s lunch!

85 thoughts on “Feed Me: Classifying Organisms – Crash Course Kids #1.2

  1. So not only do I think this is wonderful, but my little sister, who is 7, thinks "It's very cool, and I am your number one fan." She also told me that she learned that she is an omnivore. Which I guess she hasn't learned yet. Shows a bit into the public education system. Anyway, excellent video. I really think this will speak to a lot of kids. Thanks @NerdyAndQuirky and everyone at @Crash Course Kids! 

  2. I am a 24 year old studying in the Humanities who never really understood/learned anything in science subjects, so I am loving this series as it is helping me pick up on some things I probably should have learned already! I know it's intended for kids but we are never to old to learn right? 😉

  3. even though i'm 19 years old and taking upper level biology courses, i'm finding a lot of enjoyment in these videos! 
    also, i think the structure (big question, investigation, conclusion) is great for helping kids to follow along and understand the material.

  4. I just finished watching Rhett and Link's "Will it Pizza?" episode… so my first thought when Sabrina put the pizza in her mouth was, "Don't eat the pizza!!"

  5. as if they predicted my comment from the 1st episode this one definitely has more little jokes sprinkled in. as a kid even stuff like the sfx of the beetle eating the leaf would have been pretty funny. I give this series my stamp of approval ^-^

  6. Would it be possible to include the standard covered in the description of each episode? Please and thank you.

  7. These videos are wonderful 😀 Does is matter I'm 26? Not at all!
    Sabrina, you are a great choice for a host, you're fun, and approachable, and the fact that you're having fun makes it fun to watch. Can't wait for more! Keep up the brilliant work 😀

  8. Ohh gawd I'm so glad that now Crash Course Kids exists!! And that girl from Nerdy and Quirky is hosting it!!! yay I love her….. I am now using this to show to my little sisters 😊😊

  9. Great job guys! You can tell that the end shot needed a take 2 because there is a bite from the pizza missing. I found that amusing.

  10. I like lunch but I can't eat something I don't like, like  the banana and ketchup sandwich I wont put it in my moth

  11. I'm 20 but I'm watching all these videos and put them in a Playlist for my future child 😀 (if I ever will have a child) I know it sounds weird but I wanna raise my child with the help of a MacBook as a teacher…

  12. hi i am 16 and watch every science chanel i found and Literally full in love with, u cant suggest chanel i wouldnt know, so plz do
    and be nice with me

  13. I love Crash Course and Crash Course Kids. Are you considering Crash Course Kids History? Because that would be AMAZING.

  14. Your videos are so good! I've been trying to find videos that my students would understand best, and when I showed them this they thought it was the best. And your channel is perefectly alligned with most of the middle school science standards.

  15. Colored people are kinda like plants. The melanin in their skin can suck up the sun's rays and transform that energy into Vitamin D, meaning they don't have to take that medicine for Vitamin D. All they have to do is go outside to get Vitamin D.

  16. hi I am fajer from Kuwait I watch your videos and they are ausome but you might need to slow your talking down so we could understand your explanation so I would rather do that so you can get more and more subscribers and sorry say that but its for the best

  17. your videos are truly incredible!
    i have no words to express how happy i get to see your videos, as you speak so nicely, and of course you are a pro in making the students learn, even the hardest concepts, very easily!
    keep uploading!

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