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Better Field Instruction by using Jigsaw Groups
Jigsaw groups places field site students in active, shared responsiblity, collaboration as they infer the concepts previously chosen and supported by their instructor.
Barb Tewksbury, Hamilton College
Developed by Barbara Tewksbury, Hamilton College "When efforts are structured cooperatively, there is considerable evidence that students will exert more effort to achieve - learn more, use higher-level ...
Post-Viking Microbiology: New Approaches, New Data, New Insights
Kenneth H. Nealson
This journal article, published in 1999, discusses the advances made in microbiology and microbial ecology in the 20 years since the Viking missions to Mars. The article briefly reviews this new ...
Structure of a microbial mat at Great Sippewissett Marsh, Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Jo Ann M. Nicholson, John F. Stolz, Beverly K. Pierson
This journal article reports the findings from a study analyzing the microzonation of phototrophic bacteria in a flat laminated microbial mat at Great Sippewissett Salt Marsh on Cape Cod, MA. It ...
The Microbial Basis of Life at Deep-Sea Hydrothermal Vents
This article discusses the sampling and in situ experiments carried out by ALVIN at various hydrothermal vent sites as well as the microbes associated with these sites. Major topics are black smokers ...
The Physiology of Vesicular-Arbuscular Endomycorrhizal Symbiosis
This review article discusses the physiology of vesicular-arbuscular (VA) mycorrhizal symbiosis in categories reflecting successive stages in its formation and function: activation of the VA ...
The Genus Xenorhabdus: Entomopathogenic Bacteria for Use in Teaching General Microbiology
David Bermudes, Kenneth Nealson, Raymond Akhurst
This paper presents a brief description of insect-pathogenic bacteria in Xenorhabdus and their life cycle, followed by a protocol that can be easily adapted for classroom teaching. Xenorhabdus is of ...
Ciliates by the Slice
John E. Boynton, Eugene B. Small
This educational journal article details fast and easy methods for collecting benthic ciliates from sandy sediments for identification and quantification. It describes the habitat of benthic ...
Learning and Assessing Science Process Skills
Constance Stewart Sprague, Richard J Rezba, Ronald L Fiel, James R Okey, H. James Funk, Harold H Jaus
This book is designed to help teachers know how to develop necessary science knowledge and skills in their students. The book is to be used individually or in groups by preservice and inservice ...
The importance of microbiology in improving pre-college science education
This journal article discusses the importance of microbiology in the K-12 classroom. It addresses the impact of hands-on experiments and summarizes the actions of the Pfizer Educational Initiative. ...