Archaea

There's archaea in my primordial soup! Viewers watch a video that explains what an archaea is, why it took us so long to find them, how they are different from eucaryota and bacteria, and the interesting discoveries about their phospholipids. It is the first in a series of six related videos.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Use a KWL chart
  • Create a timeline of scientists' knowledge of archaea to show just how modern these discoveries are
Classroom Considerations

  • Video best fits as an introduction to archaeabacteria
  • Remember YouTube comments are open to the public and can contain inappopriate information
Pros

  • Includes closed captioning, which helps scholars take notes
  • Utilizes easy-to-understand diagrams 
Cons

  • None