Currently there are three examples of Socratic questioning related to microbial life:
- Are Nanobacteria Alive: Sample Socratic Questions- How small can life be? Check out this activity to host a guided classroom discussion regarding the limits of life and whether or not life exists on other planets.
- Are Viruses Alive: Sample Socratic Questions- Is a virus a living entity, or does it need a host to "survive"? Explore the complexities of life, focusing on viruses, and host a guided classroom discussion about whether or not viruses have characteristics of life.
- The Biosphere: Sample Socratic Questions- Explore the uniqueness of life. Use this activity to host a guided discussion examining the origin of life on Earth and its evolution through geologic time and to recognize the interactions among the biosphere and other components of the Earth system, including the geosphere, atmosphere, hydrosphere and climate.