This video, geared for middle school students educates students about the basic structure of the bacteria cell along with how the cell carries out life processes such as ingestion and reproduction. Video explores the many different types of bacteria, emphasizing that most forms are important as decomposers and are critical to the food chain. Also explored is the relationship between humans and bacteria: what is good about bacteria, how bacteria can harm us, and how bacteria and humans have evolved together.
video, plus teacher’s resource book, student handouts in digital format
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