Microbiologists Teacher Resources

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What is Microbiology?

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students 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
High schoolers research microbiologists.  In this research instructional activity, students will research a microbiologist, create timeline sections, and build a timeline.  High schoolers will also use a website to research a particular...
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Pre-Assessment Activity: What Do You Know About Microbes?

For Teachers 5th - 8th
In an introductory activity, 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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Pondlife: Our Tiny Neighbors

For Students 6th - 12th
Three episodes explore pondlife with microbiologist Sally Warring from the American Museum of Natural History. Videos give scholars an up-close look into the microbes that live among pond scum, algae, and moss while the host offers...
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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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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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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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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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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 instructional activity that allows pupils the ability to do just that. Blossoming microbiologists use...
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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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Ask a Scientist About Microbes

For Students 6th - 12th
Microbes are the focus of 10 brief videos that showcases microbiologist Susan Perkins, who answers questions about how, what, where, and why.
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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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You are the Microbiologist

For Teachers 7th - 8th
In this lesson, young scholars 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...
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Get Crafty! Integrate Art and Science

For Teachers 4th - 5th
By combining diverse subjects, you will create some of your most memorable lessons.
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Zombie Ants

For Students 8th - 10th
One of the creepiest and coolest natural occurrences is a great forum for data analysis and discussion! Explore the phenomenon of zombie ants, or ants infected with the Cordyceps fungus, with a series of activities and experiments. Kids...
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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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Bacteria in the Cafeteria

For Students 6th - 12th
Scholars examine an animated picture to locate stars that, when chosen, provide a brief scenario, question, and answer. With each answer, a letter appears that later reveals a word.

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