What Is This Video?

What's the stinkiest thing in the jungle? You might be surprised by the answer! Join the Earthlings as they track a smelly smell, meeting some awesome jungle creatures along the way.

Conversation Starters

  • What's the smelliest thing you've ever smelled?
  • In the video, Oliver declares the Atlas moth to be his favorite insect, and Gabi marvels over a walking stick, also an insect. What's the most awesome insect you've ever seen? What makes it so awesome?
  • If you had a Plink of your own, what are some smells you would record? Why?

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Take Time to Smell the Flowers

Next time you're outside, pause to observe a few flowering plants. What do the flowers smell like? What color are the flowers? How many petals do they have? Do the flowers have any unusual characteristics? Wait and watch to see if any insects, such as bees, butterflies, or ants, visit the flowers. What do the insects do while they are visiting the flower? If you can, make a comparison with a different flower - what color is it, and what does it smell like? Does it also have insect visitors? Are they the same or different than the insects that visited your first flower? Jot your observations in your field notebook.