Protists

Where do we put the organisms that don't fit in the other eukarya groups? We call them protists. A video explains why there is so much variety within the kingdom and the few things they do have in common with each other. 

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Instructional Ideas

  • Show examples of protists and see if students can guess what they have in common, from harmless kelp to the organism that causes malaria
Classroom Considerations

  • Be aware that YouTube videos have comments open to the public
  • Video best fits as an introduction to protists
  • Video is the fourth in a six-part series
Pros

  • Provides closed captioning to help viewers better understand the material
  • Includes high-quality photos
Cons

  • None