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View these videos for ideas on what makes a good video. As you watch, consider the elements that make each video engaging and how you could use those elements to explain evidence-based concepts (which is the goal of this project after all!)
Two examples of highly rated and high-scoring group project videos from previous semesters
Fun Science: Light
Vi Hart: Hexaflexagons
Evolution: It’s a Thing – Crash Course Biology #20 (This one is long, but you’ll get the idea after 5 minutes if you are time-limited.)
Andersson, Dan I. 2003. Persistence of antibiotic resistant bacteria. Current Opinion in Microbiology. 6(5):452-456. doi:10.1016/j.mib.2003.09.001.
Lakna. 2017. Difference Between Evolution and Speciation. Pediaa.
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute. 2019. Diarrhea-causing bacteria adapted to spread in hospitals. ScienceDaily
Kumar, N., Browne, H.P., Viciani, E. et al. 2019. Adaptation of host transmission cycle during Clostridium difficile speciation. Nature Genetics. (51):1315-1320. doi:10.1038/s41588-019-0478-8.
Tasnuva, Rashid et al. 2019. Activity of Hospital Disinfectants against Vegetative Cells and Spores of Clostridioides difficile Embedded in Biofilms. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy:01301-19. doi: 10.1128/AAC.01031-19.