Episode 122: The Toughest Animal On Earth! Microscopic Tardigrades

What is the toughest animal on Earth? You may think that it is the cheetah or the blue whale, but your have to think small! Very small, even microscopic. The tardigrade is a microorganism that can survive in extreme environments, even space! How can they do this? In this episode, Akshay takes you on a deep dive into the science of tardigrades, the toughest animals on Earth.

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Here is an article! It is called “How Tardigrades Survive in Extreme Conditions”. (https://spectacularsci.com/how-tardigrades-survive-in-extreme-conditions/)

Here is an activity! It is called “Tardigrade Survival Discovery Quest”. (https://spectacularsci.com/tardigrade-survival-discovery-quest/)

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