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Interactive video lesson plan for: Meet the tardigrade, the toughest animal on Earth - Thomas Boothby

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Without water, a human can only survive for about 100 hours. But there’s a creature so resilient that it can go without it for decades. This 1-millimeter animal can survive both the hottest and coldest environments on earth, and can even withstand high levels of radiation. Thomas Boothby introduces us to the tardigrade, one of the toughest creatures on Earth.

Lesson by Thomas Boothby, animation by Boniato Studio.

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