To start the day, the teens were paired up and challenged to act out a skit in which either:
- one person benefits while the second person is harmed
- both people benefit
- one person benefits while the second person is neither harmed nor receives benefits
For some reason, bags of pretzels played a key role throughout all of these relationships.
Then we applied these ideas with microbes and other organisms, watching a wide range of videos that each reflected one of the three.
We ended the session looking at ecosystems and microbiomes.
Oh, and we also check out a few more videos at the end, such as the following: You are your Microbes!