Educator Resources for Antibiotic Resistance

If you’ve followed the news recently, you’ve probably heard about antibiotic-resistant “superbugs” that are making people sick. But before you start to panic, you can learn what causes these diseases, why they’re so harmful, and what you can do to protect yourself in this BrainPOP movie on antibiotic resistance. You’ll learn about the different sicknesses caused by bacteria, and how these single-celled organisms mutate and reproduce. You’ll learn why the development of antibiotics was one of the great scientific breakthroughs of the 20th century, and what the downside of the discovery was. You’ll discover why antibiotics have been overused, and how this overuse has led to drug-resistant bacteria. So wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water--and then click on this movie!