Microbial Life > Marine > K-12 Resources

Resources for K-12 Teachers and Students


This page features the Marine subset of resources from Micobial Life's K-12 collection. Explore the amazing world of marine microbes using our WebQuest guided discovery exercises. For teachers, discover a wealth of related resources, teaching strategies, and activities that have been developed by collaborating projects.


Featured Resources


Living in the Microbial World is a summer workshop for middle and high school educators, hosted by the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, MA. This on-line collection represents resources and activities developed for, and as a result of, the collaboration between teacher participants and Woods Hole scientists.


Bring em Back Alive is a series of activities that demonstrate various techniques for capturing free-living microbes from the environment.




The Winogradsky Column is an excellent activity, specifically for grades 5 - 12, to demonstrate the growth of microorganisms. Building a Winogradsky Column is both inexpensive and effective, offering students a memorable hands-on experience. The resources provided will help you get started. Have fun in the mud!


Additional Resources


For additional K-12 teaching and learning activities dedicated to marine microbes, search the Microbial Life collection of online resources.

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