Instructional Video

Ask a Scientist About Microbes

Microbes are the focus of 10 brief videos that showcases microbiologist Susan Perkins, who answers questions about how, what, where, and why.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Direct pupils to write a summary about what they took away from the interview
  • Challenge learners to think of another question about microbes and research to find the answer
  • Divide the class into small groups, assign each group an interview to watch, then report back to the class about what they saw
Classroom Considerations
  • Videos are under 40 seconds longs
Pros
  • Video titles clearly state what the video is about
  • The interview is broken up into small segments
Cons
  • None