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Viruses (VHS)

VC1503V

It’s a pretty safe bet that nearly everyone has had at least one up close and nasty experience with viruses like those that cause the common cold. In Viruses, students will examine the characteristics of these simple organisms. Discover how viruses remain dormant until they are able to latch onto a host cell, in the microscopic equivalent of a space shuttle docking! Also explored are the viruses known as bacteriophages, which scientists believe may hold the key to conquering bacteria.

Grades 5-8. 23 minutes.

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