Understanding Bacteria


Duration: 60 minutos

Grades: 5-8, 9-12

Subjects: Biology, Physics, Chemistry

On air

Program Description

“Coming soon to a theater near you -“”Attack of the Flesh-Eating Bacteria.””
Unfortunately, it only sounds like a horror movie. Just 50 years since the invention of penicillin, bacteria are on a rampage again. They’ve become immune to our antibiotics, making once-treatable infections like tuberculosis deadly threats again. New strains have evolved, such as E-coli and the bizarre, flesh-eating group A strep. Understanding: Bacteria will also show you how bacteria are vital and helpful to mankind. They help us digest our meals. They devour poisons in our air and water. You will see scientists at work using toxic bacterium to treat muscle disorders and even remove wrinkles.”