Biomagnification and the Infamous DDT

People once recommended that you should wear a mask when spraying DDT onto the skin of the food you would later eat. The video explains biomagnification and the impact that giving toxins to producers has on the largest consumers. It uses the real-life example of DDT and bald eagles. 

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Instructional Ideas

  • Use handouts from the publisher's website to accompany the video
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires no prior knowledge
  • Lesson works well in a flipped classroom or a traditional setting
  • The 32nd video in a series of 33
Pros

  • Engaging cartoon graphics help students visualize the toxins being passed up the food chain
  • Authors monitor the comments for foul language
Cons

  • None