Protists Thinglink by Amela P.
Protists are not to be confused with animals, plants, or fungi.
Protists are a large and diverse group consisting of both unicellular and multicellular eukaryotic microorganisms.
Protists are apart of the kingdom Protista.
Protists are the simplest eukaryotes.
Scientists have made the conclusion that protists are the oldest eukaryotes, meaning that they had to have evolved from the original prokaryotic cell.
The endosymbiotic theory says that the very first eukaryotic cells evolved form a symbiotic relationship between two (or more) prokaryotic cells. There are four pieces of evidence that prove this theory:
A cell's nucleus contains different DNA than its mitochondria and chloroplasts contain.
The cell's plasma membranes surrounding the mitochondria and chloroplasts are similar to that of a bacterial membrane.
A process similar to binary fission is what is used to produce new mitochondria and chloroplasts.
The cell has an internal structure that resembles Cyanobacteria.
Most protists are aquatic organisms that can be found in very moist environments.
Most protists have "false feet" which give it the ability to move.
Protists don't just have one type of reproduction. They can produce sexually and asexually.
Protists can get their food to survive in three different ways. They can ingest food, absorb food, or they could even make their own organic molecules through photosynthesis.
A nice, in depth review of protists. To purchase this program please visit from the program Protists: The Origins of Eukaryotic Diversity. DVD Descriptio...
A fun song to help you remember the unique characteristics of protists! Some they can be parasites, they're using whipstersThey are zooflagellates ah ah, ah ahSome feel with a false foot rightPseudopods they hate the lightSarcodi...
Great explanation of the Kingdom Protista. Life on Earth 007 - ProtistsPaul Andersen surveys organisms in the protists. He reviews the diversity found within the domain Eukarya and explains that the ...
These Crash Course Biology videos are always very helpful! Start at 8:12 for the section on Protists. Hank veers away from human anatomy to teach us about the (mostly) single-celled organisms that make up two of the three taxonomic domains of life, and one of...
Protist Amoeba cell diagram.
Practice worksheet to test your Protista knowledge!
General group of Protists graphic organizer.
A "trailer" to the kingdom Protista! This is a 3:12 minute HD dramatic video choreographed to powerful music, which introduces the viewer to the microscopic kingdom of the Protists. It is designed as…

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