Banana Slugs: Secret of the Slime

Banana slugs eat animal droppings and leaves, all while generating waste that acts as a fertilizer. The video explains the slug's role in the ecosystem. It highlights the benefits of the slime for slugs' movement, food source, and even human engineering.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Make slime in the classroom and view the residue it leaves behind with a magnifying glass and a microscope
  • Discuss the commercial applications for slime
Classroom Considerations

  • High-definition video may bother some sensitive pupils
Pros

  • Includes subtitles for ELLs
  • Works well in a traditional or a flipped classroom
Cons

  • None