Educator Resources for Algae

What are all those little green plants covering your lake? It's more than just pond scum, it's algae! In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby teach you all about algae, including where they sit in the tree of life and what physical characteristics these organisms have. You'll learn the differences between several categories of algae, including green algae, red algae, brown algae, euglenoids, diatoms, and dinoflagellates. You'll also find out about algae's place in the food chain and what uses algae serve for humans. Finally, learn about some environmental problems associated with algae, including their contribution to red tide. It's time to give algae their proper due!