Teachers of ecology and basic biology will definitely want to check out Cornell University’s Max Helmberger and his exceptional claymation videos.
These videos on a variety of topics such as The Soil Food Web and nematode’s are short, interesting and informative. Showing them to your class as an additional resource for an ecology unit will certainly help enrich the subject.
Check out Chrisna Ramanujan’s piece in the Cornell Chronicle for more info and links to the videos.
Questions for Discussion:
1. How long does it take Max to create his two-minute videos?
2. What childhood experiences inspired his current work?
3. What is a nematode?
4. How does it infect its host?
5. How would you use these videos in your classroom?