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View Resource European Commission-MICROMAT: Biodiversity of Microbial Mats in Antarctica

MICROMAT, supported by the European Commission, "is an academic industrial partnership which aims to improve knowledge of the biodiversity of bacteria, protists, and fungi in Antarctic microbial mats and to test this biodiversity for novel compounds of potential biotechnological use." This MICROMAT website provides links to a summary of the project with listed objectives, relevant Publications,...
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...
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