Osmosis Jones (2001)

Concept featured in clip:
Food poisoning
Location of clip: DVD: 38:00 - 46:20


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Summary of clip: Osmosis Jones recounts how he fought a bacterium that invaded the body on a raw oyster. Frank ate a raw oyster, which was used to clean polluted water. At the end of the scene, Osmosis Jones ends up initiates vomiting to preserve the body from a serious illness.

Connection of flickclip to the concept: Vomiting is a natural impulse of the body to food poisoning.
Suggestions to teachers:
1. Suggested questions for students when viewing the clip:

a. How many errors did the student make when explaining his science fair project?

b. What errors did the student make?

c. Should Frank have eaten the oyster?

d. How does the immune system react to infectious agents in the stomach?

2. This clip can be used as an introduction to how the immune system promotes body health.