Why Are You Multicellular?

In one gallon of seawater from Puerto Rico's bioluminescent bay, you can find 720,000 glowing algae, a very interesting multicellular organism. Viewers learn about the evolutionary advantages of being multicellular, instead of unicellular, in a video that explains these advantages.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Read one or part of the six readings suggested in the description and discuss in class
Classroom Considerations

  • Show this video before video titled, "The Most Important Video in the History of Life"
  • From the 4:40 mark and on is advertising 
Pros

  • Video uses high-quality images, embedded videos, and diagrams — a great mix to engage viewers
  • Description includes links to related videos and further readings
Cons

  • None
Common Core

NGSS