Microorganisms Teacher Resources

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Big vs. Little – Micro to Nano

For Teachers 1st - 3rd Standards
Here's a small collection that introduces young scientists to some very big concepts. Kids complete an interactive, build structures, use magnifying lenses to find micro specimens, and compare objects—large and small. Learners examine...
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The Science of Food

For Teachers 4th - 12th Standards
Alchemy in the kitchen? A collection explains the science behind the food chain. Videos and support materials cover everything from yummy things like cheese, to chocolate, to sourdough bread, from science topics like genetically...
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Comparing Sizes of Microorganisms

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Kids compare what printed text looks like with the naked eye and under magnification. They discuss the extremely small scale that must be used to measure the size. They learn about the micrometer unit, then draw scale models of a variety...
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Microorganisms in Pond Water

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
That is living in the water? Groups of two to three view pond water with microscopes in order to find microorganisms. They draw pictures of the ones they find in their slides.  The groups compare their drawings to pictures of common pond...
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New Uses for Microorganisms

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Microorganisms just might provide answers to some of the threats we see to the world's environment. Professor Derek Lovley shares with us his research and findings. Hear how bioremediation can solve problems we face.
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Pond Scum: Investigating Microorganisms

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
Sometimes things can be hidden in plain sight. Assist your young biologists as they explore the hidden lives of microorganisms surviving in water. Pupils bring samples of water to class and view these under the microscope to witness the...
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Do Microorganisms Live in Antarctica?

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Can microorganisms live in the dry, cold climate of Antarctica? Young scientists view a research project measuring microorganisms in the Taylor Glacier. They record the findings from dirty ice, clean ice, boots, sediment, and more. Then...
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Mighty Microorganisms

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
How can you tell if a microorganism is helpful or detrimental to an ecosystem? Learners inspect slides or pictures of microorganisms and record their observations to identify those that are beneficial or harmful. They then pretend to...
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“I Can’t Live Without You!” A Close-up Examination of Microorganisms Involved in Mutually Beneficial Symbiotic Relationships

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
To gain an understanding of symbiotic relationships that exhibit nature working together, scholars create slides of three different microorganisms working in symbiotic relationships. Through careful observation, they learn why termites,...
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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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Microfishing

For Teachers 6th - 11th
Give your environmental or life science class a splash of aquatic ecosystems information using this presentation. The ten slides introduce viewers to aquatic ecosystems and three prominent microorganisms: hydras, rotifers, and...
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Culturing Microorganisms Part 1

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
An informative video explains how to culture microorganisms such as bacteria in a petri dish as part of the Fuse School playlist. It focuses on the need for nutrients and a proper temperature, which varies based on the location and...
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Culturing Microorganisms Part 2

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
After culturing microorganisms, young scientists must calculate the size of the population. Use an insightful video that offers multiple methods to solve these problems. In addition to these methods, the video highlights the importance...
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Decomposing Microorganisms

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders investigate the decomposing ability of microorganisms by constructing a decomposition chamber and observing/recording the changes that take place in one month.
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Predicting the Growth of Microorganisms

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Students determine where microorganisms might be found around their school. In this scientific investigation lesson, students collect cultures from various locations and place these in petri dishes. They incubate the cultures to see if...
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It's Alive! Using Microorganisms in Cooking

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Students create a KWL chart about food. In this chemistry lesson, students differentiate physical and chemical changes. They explain how microorganisms are used in food preparation.
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Microorganism Multiplication

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders conduct experiments with yeast to study characteristics of microorganisms. They, working is small groups, change the variables in the experiments and note the results which they later discuss as a class.
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Observing Different Microbes

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Following directions from a colorful slide preparation card, beginning biologists examine three different live microorganisms: bacteria, yeast, and paramecia. This is not an unusual activity to do with your class, but if you are doing it...
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Microbe Experimentation

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders formulate a question about microorganisms that can be answered with an experiment. They develop a hypothesis for a questin about microorganisms based on observations and prior knowledge. Pupils carry out an investigation on...
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Defending Against Microbes

For Teachers 5th - 8th
In the preceding lesson from the unit, beginning biologists discovered that microorganisms are everywhere, so the question follows, why are we not sick all of the time? Class members read and discuss an article in small groups about...
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Review of Microorganisms

For Students 7th - 12th
For this microorganism worksheet students complete a series of multiple choice questions on fungi, bacteria and other organisms. 
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Helpful Microorganisms

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Students study how some microorganisms are helpful and practical in foods. They work with microorganism in a number of food, such as yeast in bread and yogurt.
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Chapter 16, Food Biotechnology

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Although the points given on these slides are valid, the visual accessibility is poor. Consequently, many viewers would be distracted or entirely unable to view the presentation.  The content is a review of microorganisms and their...
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Microorganisms

For Students 5th - 10th
In this microorganisms worksheet, students examine 8 complaints and identify those that are caused by microorganisms. Students also examine 8 objects and identify those that can be broken down by microorganisms.

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