Attack of the Zombie Parasites!

There is a law in Haiti that makes it a crime to turn someone into a zombie. But is such a thing even possible? Scholars see examples of zombie-like organisms found here on Earth with a video that explores numerous examples, from the phorid fly to the arabis mustard plant, showing viewers all different types of parasites that can produce a zombie-like effect.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have learners explore other examples of parasitism in the insect and plant world and share findings with the class
Classroom Considerations

  • Ensure individuals have Internet access at home if flipping the classroom
  • Video ends at 6:35 and rest is advertising 

  • High-quality video adds to the appeal of the video
  • Zombie TV shows/books are popular right now, so the topic is engaging

  • None
Common Core