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View Resource Meet the Microbiome

This Web site from the American Museum of Natural History (last mentioned in the October 4, 2002 NSDL Life Sciences Report) provides an introduction to microbes, covering the three major types -- bacteria, viruses, and protists (protozoa). The site contains very brief but colorful and effective descriptions of each type of microbe. The use of animation in the Size-O-Meter feature help relate the...

https://www.amnh.org/explore/science-topics/health-and-our-m...
View Resource The New York Times-Daily Lesson Plan: Clearing the Air

In an age of anti-bacterial soaps and cleaners, fears about microbes seem to pervade our society. This one-hour lesson, designed for sixth to 12th grade students, incorporates a New York Times article about widespread germ worries. The lesson encourages students to think about common misconceptions regarding germs, and to create public service announcements that counter a misconception. The lesson...

https://archive.nytimes.com/www.nytimes.com/learning/teacher...
View Resource Bacteria Museum

Who knew that bacteria had their own virtual museum? Here, visitors will "learn that not all bacteria are harmful, how they are used in industry, that they belong to the oldest living creatures on Earth", and many more interesting facts to discover about the diverse world of bacteria. The "Bacterial Species Files" tab at the top of the page, allows visitors to look up information on 40 different...

http://bacteriamuseum.org
View Resource BioEd Online: Lessons: Microorganisms

The BioEd Online site, created by the dedicated staff at the Baylor College of Medicine, is a veritable cornucopia of material for science educators. The lesson plans are all classroom tested and high-quality. This particular corner of the site focuses on the world of microorganisms. The site includes lessons, complete with video clips, slideshows, and .pdf files. The offerings here include...

http://www.bioedonline.org/lessons-and-more/lessons-by-topic...
View Resource Bacterial Identification Virtual Lab

Created by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), the Virtual Bacterial Identification Lab provides interested parties with a great way to learn about the science and techniques used to identify different types of bacteria based on their DNA sequences. Visitors can enter the lab and get started by preparing samples from a patient, copying the desired pieces of the DNA, and then sequencing and...

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https://www.hhmi.org/biointeractive/bacterial-identification...
View Resource Discovery Education: Introduction to Bacteria

This lesson plan from Discovery Education delivers an Introduction To Bacteria over the course of three class periods. Adhering to National Science Education Standards, the site outlines clear objectives, required materials (for example, poster board, markers, and Internet access), and procedures, discussion questions, and evaluation standards, as well as suggested readings and vocabulary words....

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http://www.discoveryeducation.com/teachers/free-lesson-plans...