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Microbiology in Jeopardy part of Teaching Methods:Teaching with Games:Examples
This group learning activity involves students in an engaging review of concepts of microbiology. The review is set up as a power point presentation in the style of the "Jeopardy" gameshow where students groups compete against each other to answer review questions.

Are Nanobacteria Alive: Sample Socratic Questions part of Teaching Methods:Socratic Questioning:Examples
This example Socratic questioning page provides an outline for leading a classroom discussion regarding whether or not nanobacteria exist. Sample questions, resources for background information, and tips and assessment information are provided.

Are Viruses Alive: Sample Socratic Questions part of Teaching Methods:Socratic Questioning:Examples
This example Socratic questioning page provides an outline for leading a classroom discussion regarding whether or not viruses are alive. Sample questions, resources for background information, and tips and assessment information are provided.

Wolbachia,A Heritable Pandemic part of Topics of Interest:Wolbachia
Created by Sarah Bordenstein, Marine Biological Laboratory Introduction Show Credits Hide Wolbachia is a genus of inherited alpha-proteobacteria that form intracellular infections in many invertebrate hosts. One ...

Bioinformatics part of Teaching Methods:Teaching with Data:Examples
This exercise contains two interrelated modules that introduce students to modern biological techniques in the area of Bioinformatics, which is the application of computer technology to the management of biological information. The need for Bioinformatics has arisen from the recent explosion of publicly available genomic information, such as that resulting from the Human Genome Project.

Using Socratic Questioning part of Teaching Methods:Socratic Questioning
Can it be, Ischomachus, that asking questions is teaching? I am just beginning to see what is behind all your questions. You lead me on by means of things I know, point to things that resemble them, and persuade ...

Teaching With Data part of Teaching Methods:Teaching with Data
Created by Robert MacKay, Clark College All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them. Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) What is Teaching with data? Any learning process that ...

Microbial Life in Extremely Hot Environments part of Extreme Environments:Extremely Hot
Created by Heather Beal, Montana State University "Thermophiles" are microorganisms with optimal growth temperatures between 60 and 108 degrees Celsius, isolated from a number of marine and terrestrial ...

Endoliths—Microbes Living within Rocks part of Extreme Environments:Endoliths
By Monica Bruckner, Montana State University What Are Endoliths? Endoliths are organisms that live inside rocks or in pores between mineral grains. These creatures are thought to have been found in a large range ...

Nanobacteria and Nanobes- Are They Alive? part of Topics of Interest:Nanobes and Nanobacteria
Created by Monica Bruckner, Montana State University What / Where / People / Implications / Resources  What are Nanobacteria and Nanobes? Nanobacteria are the smallest cell-walled organisms on Earth, the ...