ESO 1 Science 7

Prokaryotes, Protozoa, Algae and Fungi

What to Learn

  • Prokaryotes: bacteria: occurrence, diversity (ecology, nutrition), cyanbacteria, how they affect human life.
  • Protozoa: common features, differences with animals; diversity.
  • Algae: common features, differences with plants; diversity.
  • Fungi: common features, differences with plants and animals; diversity; classification; anatomy of mushrooms; common mushrooms.

Movies, Animations and Audios

Bacteria and Archaea
Bacteria

Bacteria

You might not see them, but they're there.

Bacterian growth

Bacterian growth

Watch a colony of bacteria multiplying.

Iron will to live for Antarctic microbes

Iron will to live for Antarctic microbes

A study in the journal Science shows that microbes have survived under glaciers in Antarctica making do with nothing but sulfates and iron from the bedrock.

Streamed from Scientific American

Protozoa and Algae
Microscopic world I

Microscopic world I

Beautiful movie showing algae, protozoa and small invertebrates dancing in a lake.

Small world

Small world

Much the same thing as the previous one. Protozoa and lots of algae.

Phagocytosis (I)

Phagocytosis (I)

Amoeba gobbles algae cells.

Phagocytosis (II)

Phagocytosis (II)

Amoeba gobbles paramecium.

Cilia and flagella

Cilia and flagella

Narrated clip explaining protozoan movement.

Fungi
Fungi

Fungi

Fungi in all their beautiness.

Mushroom madness

Mushroom madness

Extracted from the BBC/NHK documentary Planet Earth.

Blue oyster mushrooms growing

Blue oyster mushrooms growing

Beautiful time-lapse movie showing the growth of the many mushrooms produced by a single fungus.

Mould on rotting apple

Mould on rotting apple

Another time-lapse movie showing the not-so-riveting growth of these inferior fungi.

Fungi: the good, the bad and the edible

Fungi: the good, the bad and the edible

Though fungi are essential in the production of bread, beer and cheese, they can also be a threat to human life in the form of infection and deadly disease. Fungi experts discuss the diverse nature of this underappreciated kingdom.

Streamed from Science Friday

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