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 and Animations

Bacteria and Archaea
Bacteria
Bacteria

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

Bacterian growth
Bacterian growth

Watch a colony of bacteria multiplying.

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.

Audios

Fungi

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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