This Pulsating Slime Mold Comes in Peace (ft. It's Okay to Be Smart)

Can you name an organism that isn't a plant, animal, or fungus? Here's a hint: each cell contains thousands of nuclei. Slime mold may not have any appendages, but their movements fascinate scientists. The video focuses on these unique organisms and the keys they hold to future discoveries.

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CCSS: Adaptable

Instructional Ideas

  • Research more about slime molds and try to place them in a kingdom
  • Discuss applications for this type of movement in future technology
Classroom Considerations

  • Relies on prior knowledge of nuclei, organisms, and the wave-like movement of water

  • Includes subtitles to make note taking easier
  • Works well in a traditional or flipped classroom

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