I came across this video from the NPR science blog “Shots” and felt compelled to share. I think this video is fascinating for all ages, but obviously particularly helpful for younger children. I really do think the design is genius and I love the personification of immune cells and microbes – I dare you to watch it and not smile! As a scientist learning about all the bacteria and infections we face every day sometimes it’s easy to get a little freaked out, but videos like these really make you appreciate that we are way more than just the homo sapiens we think we are.
Credits: Video and featured image by Benjamin Arthur for NPR, http://goo.gl/Em8ZXi