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Exploring and Discovering (21/26)


This is also part of this series: This is Daniel Cook - Season II (13)

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Grade Level: JK-Gr3
Producer: marblemedia/Sinking Ship
Closed Captioned: No
Running Time: 30 mins
Country of Origin: Canada
Study Guide: Online See Link Below

Copyright Date: 2005
Available in French: No

THIS IS DANIEL COOK LEARNING ABOUT THE DESERT --- Daniel Cook learns about what types of animals and plants can survive in the dry desert environment. Daniel learns how snakes, scorpions and cactuses have adapted to the desert climate.

THIS IS DANIEL COOK MEETING AN ELEPHANT --- Daniel Cook joins a zoologist to visit an elephant he's taking care of. Daniel learns what snacks elephants like to eat and how they use their trunks to drink water.

THIS IS DANIEL COOK ON SAFARI --- Daniel Cook has been invited to go on a safari expedition. Daniel's safari guide introduces him to all the different animals that live in the park including giraffes, impalas and rhinos.

THIS IS DANIEL COOK EXPLORING A CAVE --- Daniel Cook visits a cave and learns about the different kinds of animals that live in the dark. Daniel learns about bats before helping a scientist collect samples for study.

THIS IS DANIEL COOK EXPLORING A BEACH --- Daniel Cook is spending the day at the beach on the coast with a friend. Together, they search through seaweed, find snails hiding in the mud and learn about how ocean tides work.

Awards: At the 2005 Act Awards of Excellence, This is Daniel Cook won the following awards: Grand Prize Best Program All Categories; Award of Excellence All Genres; Award of Excellence Best Website; Emerging Talent Award to marblemedia’s Mark Bishop and Matt Hornburg; 2005 Geminis - Nominated for best pre school program or series; Best Direction in a children’s or youth program or series; Best Performance in a children’s or youth program or series.

Links: http://www.thisisdanielcook.com (children’s interactive site);

http://www.thisisdanielcook.com/grown-ups/parents_teachers.html  (teacher page)