Microbiologists Teacher Resources

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Introductory Bacteria and Virus Worksheet

For Students 9th - 12th
Compare and contrast eukaryotes, prokaryotes, and viruses with a chart and a Venn diagram. Beginning microbiologists consider motility, reproductive ability, DNA content, and the presence of organelles. They write short answers to...
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Plankton

For Teachers 4th - 12th Standards
Plankton: so much more than just a SpongeBob character. Three different activities have kids looking at both phytoplankton and zooplankton in pictures, as well as collecting their own samples (depending on your access to a saltwater...
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The Variety and Roles of Microbes

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Mini microbiologists play a card game in which they group microorganisms by groups: virus, fungus, protist, or bacteria. Then they identify the roles different microbes play in the natural world and explore how humans effectively use...
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Algae Blooms

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Your microbiologists explore a changing algae population and build an exponential function modeling algae concentration from the description given of the relationship between concentrations in cells/ml and days of rapid growth.
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Bacteria Populations

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Your young microbiologists will interpret and solve exponential equations in this real-world context task set in a hospital research scenario. Learners think in terms of the functions as well as their rates of change. 
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Safety and Sanitation

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Your microbiologists explore the graphing of exponential growth functions using bacteria, like e. coli and salmonella, in a well-written, career and technology lesson. 
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Viewing Bacteria

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Have you ever wanted to know the true structure of E.coli? Does the thought of peering into its "small world" sound exciting? Here is a lesson that allows pupils the ability to do just that. Blossoming microbiologists use microscopes to...
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Biologists! Scientists Who Love Life!

For Students K - 5th Standards
Life is everywhere in many different forms, and biology is the study of life. From marine biologists to plant biologists to microbiologists, there are many types of careers in the field of biology. Discover a living world of science with...
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What is Microbiology?

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Learners demonstrate knowledge of important advances in microbiology by creating a timeline of microbiological milestones. Student also demonstrate application of the many milestones in microbiology by researching and reporting on the...
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What is Microbiology?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students research microbiologists.  In this research lesson, students will research a microbiologist, create timeline sections, and build a timeline.  Students will also use a website to research a particular branch of microbiology.
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Measuring with a Microscope

For Teachers 9th - 12th
After considering the importance of scale, microbiologists measure the field of view for the 40X and 100X objectives of a compound light microscope. With this information, they calculate the size of a paramecium and a corn stem cell....
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Microorganisms on the Move

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
You can't b. cereus until you see this lesson! Young microbiologists learn to prepare deep well slides, observe two types of microorganisms, and compare and contrast their physical characteristics in this interactive and lively activity.
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Pre-Assessment Activity: What Do You Know About Microbes?

For Teachers 5th - 8th
In an introductory lesson, youngsters take a pre-assessment quiz, get a grasp of a gram of mass, and then estimate the mass of microorganisms that live within a human body. Using Glo Germ™, a material that allows you to simulate the...
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Tagging a Microbe

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Tagging animals, such as elk, is useful for studying their behavior and movements. But, how do you tag bacteria? Biology scholars discover the tiny tags used to collect information about seafloor microbes in a hands-on lab. Groups create...
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Bacteria Lab II: Effect of Bacteriocides

For Students 9th - 12th
Written to follow "Bacteria Lab I: Preparing Agar Plates and Culturing Bacteria," also found via the Lesson Planet site, this lab sheet instructs your microbiologists to test a bacteriocide for effectiveness. In the preceding lab, they...
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Neuron Cookie

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Find out just how enticing learning about neurons can be by creating models with sugar cookies, icing, and candy. With great background information for you and an easy procedure for the kids, studying cells has never been more fun or...
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Microbial Contaminants in Drinking Water

For Teachers 9th - 12th
When presented with three unopened bottles of water, students are asked to tell decide which one is contaminated with a microbe. Students work in small groups and role play being a Microbiologist, a patient, or a recorder. The patient is...
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Germ-ometry

For Students 7th - 9th
Four pictures of different bacteria and a brief description of each take up most of the single page. Under each, there is a line for mini-microbiologists to write the shape of the bacterial cells. The down sides to this resource are that...
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You are the Microbiologist

For Teachers 7th - 8th
In this lesson, students demonstrate comprehension of basic lab techniques by properly using these techniques in preparing a laboratory investigation, demonstrate synthesis of prior lab experiences by solving a new problem using those...
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The Germ Theory and Koch’s Postulates

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Explore the history of cholera and its effect on society with your biology class. Young biologists will then proceed to grow their own germs, prepared from live cultures, and follow the steps of the scientific method to generate data....
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Making a Streak Plate

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Cultivate bacteria with a straightforward lesson featuring agar. Scholars create a streak plate on agar to ideally create colonies of bacteria or yeast that are growing separately from each other. The resource introduces the simplest...
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MedMyst: Animal Alert!

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
An outbreak of disease is affecting people in a distant region—it's time to get to work! Scholars take the role of scientists as they learn more about the illness, discover the possible causes, and find a way to prevent the further...
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DNA's Discovery and Structure

For Teachers 7th - 12th
The history of our understanding of the DNA molecule is surveyed through the first half of this presentation. Once Watson and Crick are introduced, the focus shifts gears to the double-helix structure of the DNA molecule. That is all...
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Why Does Evolution Matter Now?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers examine how natural selection creates antibiotic-resistant bacteria, recognize applications of evolutionary principles for medicine, agriculture, and conservation, and discuss how science contributes to decisions in...

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