Why Is Snake Venom So Deadly?

Ignoring the resource isn't deadly, but it's still not a good idea. Scholars watch a video in the ACS Reactions series to learn about snake venom. It covers hemotoxic, cytoxic, neurotoxic, and proteolytic venoms.

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Instructional Ideas

  • If possible, have a herpetologist give a presentation
Classroom Considerations

  • Individuals must have familiarity with proteins and enzymes
  • Pupils should also have knowledge of body systems
Pros

  • Animations aid comprehension
  • Interesting and informative video
Cons

  • Some learners may find that the narrator speaks too quickly