E. Coli Infection Strategy

While most strains of E. coli exist harmlessly inside our digestive tracts, some strains cause serious illness and even death. Watch the infection strategy of E. coli as it attacks a cell. The animation shares both what happens inside and outside the cell to elevate the bacterium in the digestive system.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Discuss the symptoms of e. coli
  • Research the five most recent E. coli outbreaks in the US
Classroom Considerations
  • Relies on prior knowledge of biology, infections, and cell structure
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Pros
  • Includes background information and teaching tips
  • Offers the video in both large and small formats depending on your technology needs
Cons
  • None