Educator Resources for Bacteria

Right now there are billions of tiny creatures crawling all over your skin. But not to worry--they're bacteria, microscopic bacterium exist everywhere on the planet Earth. In the BrainPOP movie on the Protists, Tim and Moby explain how these critters can be both helpful and harmful. You'll learn about the bacteria that help you digest food and the bacteria that help plants absorb nutrients from the soil. You'll also find out about the bacteria that cause nasty diseases like strep throat. You'll discover how these little buggers reproduce along with exactly what goes on inside their organelles. Finally you'll discover how bacteria made all life on Earth possible! Don't reach for the antibiotics just yet--check out this movie first!