Along Came Polly (2004)

Concept featured in clip: Germs
Location of clip: (DVD)

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Summary of clip: Rueben has a germ phobia and wants to demonstrate to Polly that he is changing in a good way because of her influence. He eats the peanuts off the ground to show her that he isn’t scared of things that he used to be scared of.

Connection of flickclip to the concept: Where dangerous germs lurk and where they do not.
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Questions to ask after viewing:
Do you think Rueben has ingested harmful germs by eating the peanuts? Where do harmful germs usually lurk? What is the lifecycle of harmful viruses and bacterias? Can they survive out in the open on the street?

This clip can lead into a discussion about the life cycle of bacteria and viruses. What do they depend on for survival?