Poison vs. Venom: What's the Difference?

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Did you know that poison and venom are not the same? Both are toxic, but poison must be inhaled, ingested, or absorbed, while venom must be injected into a wound. The narrator explains that some toxic compounds may be used for good, as well as how to respond if you are unexpectedly exposed. Animation, though graphic, is also a bit humorous. Your upper-elementary and middle school life scientists will enjoy this video if you include it in a unit on adaptations. 

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Pros

  • The animation and approach to the topic keeps it light
  • Find a set of assessment questions that can be discussed after the video
  • If you subscribe to the publisher's free membership, the lesson can be edited to add more related resources or alter the assessment questions
  • Can be used for Common Core State Standards in reading informational text and scientific literacy
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