Feeding the World with More Resilient Cassava
Grades: 6 - 12

Video Description: New March 2023! Cassava is a staple food for much of the world and is being threatened by a DNA geminivirus pathogen, but scientists have promising leads for stemming the problem.

Type of Video: Story*
Unique Video ID: Agriculture-21**

Quick Ideas for Using the Video:

  • After viewing the video have students write down and then share how they would describe the problem the scientists are trying to address and the proposed solution they are researching. Discuss similarities and differences in the descriptions and come to a class consensus on both topics as students explore the scientific inquiry process.


*Story videos employ a narrative form to highlight a topic, location, or practitioner in the area of study.

**The unique Video ID can be used to quickly locate a single video in the ET collection. This search function is designed to let teachers assign students to watch a specific video and have only that video appear as a search result. Just click on Search and choose “By Video ID.” Then type in the Video ID as it appears above. Be sure to include the dash.