Stinging Scorpion vs. Pain-Defying Mouse

Out of 2,000 species of scorpions, fewer than 40 contain venom strong enough to kill a person. The video focuses on a highly dangerous scorpion and a mouse that has adapted a special protein to block the pain. Will the scorpion become more dangerous? Will the mouse take over the ecosystem? How will humans benefit?

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Discuss the applications for this knowledge in medicine
  • Research the treatment for humans stung by this same scorpion
Classroom Considerations
  • Best fits when studying animal adaptations, predator versus prey relationships, and desert ecosystems
  • Contains subtitles for English learners
  • Provides links with more information on both species
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