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Activity for Nature’s Cutest Symbiosis: The Bobtail Squid

This activity explores the content presented in the animated video Nature’s Cutest Symbiosis: The Bobtail Squid, which describes how the light produced by bacteria living inside bobtail squid helps the squid avoid its predators.

Microbiology
Anatomy & Physiology
Film Activities
High School — General
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Solving Crimes with the Necrobiome

This short video explores the stages of decomposition of animal bodies and shows how microorganisms found during the decomposition process can provide useful information for criminal investigators.

Microbiology
Animated Shorts
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
A World without Microbes

This short video explores a thought experiment of what the world would be like without any microbes.

Microbiology
Animated Shorts
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Termites Digest Wood Thanks to Microbes

This short video explores the secrets behind termites’ power to digest an abundant source of food: wood.

Microbiology
Anatomy & Physiology
Animated Shorts
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Fecal Microbiota Transplants

This short video explores the science behind fecal microbiota transplants, a method of transplanting stool from healthy donors to sick patients to treat certain diseases.

Microbiology
Animated Shorts
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
A Wasp Mom’s Gift: Blankets of Bacteria

This short video explores the mechanism by which a beewolf wasp passes antibiotic-producing bacteria to its offspring.

Microbiology
Anatomy & Physiology
Animated Shorts
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
Activity for Termites Digest Wood Thanks to Microbes

This activity explores the content presented in the animated film Termites Digest Wood Thanks to Microbes, which describes the symbiotic relationship between termites and the wood-digesting protists in their gut.

Microbiology
Anatomy & Physiology
Ecology
Film Activities
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
How Giant Tube Worms Survive at Hydrothermal Vents

This short video explores the symbiotic relationship between giant tube worms and species of chemosynthetic bacteria.

Microbiology
Anatomy & Physiology
Animated Shorts
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Can a Fungus Save Plants from Global Warming?

This short video explores how the symbiotic relationship between certain plants and fungi allows these organisms to survive in very hot temperatures.

Microbiology
Anatomy & Physiology
Environmental Science
Animated Shorts
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Nature’s Cutest Symbiosis: The Bobtail Squid

This short video explores the symbiotic relationship between the Hawaiian bobtail squid and light-producing bacteria.

Microbiology
Anatomy & Physiology
Animated Shorts
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College