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Microbial Life - Educational Resources
This site contains educational and supporting materials for students and teachers of microbiology, including information about microorganisms and extremophiles, and links to online resources about ecology, diversity and evolution of micro-organisms.

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.

Direct Measurement Videos: Extracting Data from Video Clips part of Teaching Methods:Teaching with Data
Screen shot from a video clip of tennis ball bounced across stage (Quicktime Video 2MB Jun5 12) By Peter Bohacek, Henry Sibley High School Historically, teachers use word problems or context rich problems to ...

Microbial Life Teaching Activities part of Teaching Methods
This collection of Microbial Life teaching activities is geared toward undergraduate courses in Earth Sciences and Microbiology. The activities are categorized by different teaching methods. For more information ...

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 ...

The Squid-Vibrio Symbiosis part of Topics of Interest:Marine Symbiosis
By Tanya Koropatnick Vibrio fischeri - Euprymna scolopes - Symbiont Specificity - Colonization - Morphogenesis - Maintenance - References The symbiont: Vibrio fischeri V. fischeri is a luminous, Gram-negative, ...

Microbial Life in Acidic Environments part of Extreme Environments:Acidic
Created by Mindy Richlen, Marine Biological Laboratory Microorganisms that are able to develop under extreme conditions have recently attracted considerable attention because of their peculiar physiology and ...

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 ...

Rio Tinto, Spain part of Topics of Interest:Rio Tinto
Created by Sarah Bordenstein, Marine Biological Laboratory Spain's Rio Tinto is characterized by deep red water that is highly acidic (pH 1.7—2.5) and rich in heavy metals. Over 5000 years of mining ...

Microbial Life - Educational Resources part of About MLER
Teaching the diversity, ecology and evolution of the microbial world Welcome to MLER, promoting visibility of on-line resources for use in the teaching of microbiology. It is part of the NSDL. Project Description ...