Osmosis Jones (2001)

Concept featured in clip:
The purpose of sweating to overall body health; secondary infections.
Location of clip: DVD: 26:25 - 29:39


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Summary of clip: The Red Death super-virus visits the armpit area to collect gang members to take over the body. The gang members are bacteria that are collected in the lymph nodes by the body's immune system and sweated out in the armpits.

Connection of flickclip to the concept:This clip illustrates the role of sweating to the immune system. It also shows that illnesses can cause secondary infections that may mask the symptoms of the primary illness.
Suggestions to teachers:

1. Suggested questions for students when viewing the clip:

a. What function does sweating in the armpits serve?

b. Why are there so many deadly bacteria in the armpit?

c. How does deodorant affect human health?

d. Is this a realistic picture of what occurs in the armpits?

2. For a possible assessment after a learning cycle on the immune system, students can view the clip and apply their knowledge of how the immune system works to describe the scene in a scientific sense.