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Microorganisms

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View Resource Microbe World

Produced by the American Society for Microbiology, this site offers a number of resources for both educators and young users. Included in the first category is a collection of learning activities and other resources related to a new PBS series premiering this month, Intimate Strangers: Unseen Life on Earth; fact sheets and related links for the five principal types of microbes; a portrait gallery;...

http://www.microbeworld.org/
View Resource BIODIC Image Gallery

View this online catalog of 1127 scanning electron microscope images from the Free University of Brussels. The most recent addition to the categorized index is Cells. Images can be viewed and downloaded for private use. This site is a must for anyone who wants to see close-up images of things, like a leaf stomata, scales of a butterfly wing, or the head of a flea. Some visitors may be glad that...

http://www.ulb.ac.be/sciences/biodic/index.html
View Resource Microbe Zoo

The Microbe Zoo is a product of the Digital Learning Center for Microbial Ecology (DLC-ME), a collaboration between Comm Tech Lab and Michigan State University to make tools for learning about microscopic organisms more readily available to students and teachers. This Web site is a fun way to learn about these communities of microbes, where they live, and how they help support life on earth....

http://commtechlab.msu.edu/sites/dlc-me/zoo/
View Resource Microbe World

This educational Web site is provided by the American Society for Microbiology. Microbes live all around us; this site focuses on what they are, where they live, and how they both help and harm people. Several experiments are featured that allow students a hands-on opportunity to learn about microbiological principles, most of which can be completed using normal household items. Recent news...

http://www.microbeworld.org/
View Resource The Ciliate Resource Archive

The Ciliate Resource Archive is a web site featuring a wealth of information on ciliates for educators, students and the general public. The site includes a glossary of terms, a list of valid type species and classification information. The site would be helpful for students researching ciliates or instructors developing related coursework.

http://www.uoguelph.ca/%7Eciliates/
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 Bacteria: More Than Pathogens

This ActionBioscience lesson plan has students explore the many roles of bacteria, harmful and beneficial. A detailed article written for ActionBioscience by a microbiologist provides background information, which is followed by discussion questions and educational activities designed for middle school to undergraduate biology courses. The Web site also provides carefully selected links for...

http://www.actionbioscience.org/biodiversity/wassenaar.html
View Resource The Museum of Bacteria

The Museum of Bacteria serves as a clearinghouse of Web links on bacteria and bacteriology and also provides "crystal-clear information about many aspects of bacteria." The Museum of Bacteria is provided by the Foundation of Bacteria, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the field of bacteriology. Links are selected for a general audience, although one section is geared toward...

http://www.bacteriamuseum.org/
View Resource Culinary Microbes

While the more notorious food microbes like E. coli and Salmonella may hog the spotlight, we shouldn't neglect all the lovely microorganisms that bring us such life-affirming foods as wine, cheese, and even chocolate. The following collection of Web sites presents a small sample of what these beneficial bugs do for us. In the first site, offered through the University of Wisconsin-Madison, readers...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/nsdl/ls/2003/0808
View Resource APSnet-K-12 Teacher's Guide to Lessons and Laboratories: Water Molds

This website presents a great Water Molds activity-based lesson plan which is part of the American Phytopathological Society's K-12 Plant Path-Ways to Science website previously reported on in the September 6, 2002 issue of the NSDL Scout Report for the Life Sciences. This Water Molds lesson was developed by educators Gail L. Schumann and Claudia A. Jasalavich as "an introduction to an important...

http://www.apsnet.org/edcenter/k-12/teachersguide/watermold/...