Intimate Strangers: Unseen Life on Earth

Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)

This PBS documentary provides an overview of the microbial world and offers an exciting glimpse into the field of microbiology. Meet scientists from around the world investigating the microbial world in diverse locations, from a termite's stomach to a hospital operating room to an African village, and even outer space. These programs - including The Tree of Life, Keepers of the Biosphere, Dangerous Friends and Friendly Enemies, and Creators of the Future - increase the microbial literacy of students, the general public, and biotechnology workers. The site also contains an interactive Game of Life, classroom resources for grades K-12, and information about the companion book published by ASM Press.

Subject: Biology:Evolution, Biology, Diversity, Biogeochemistry, Microbiology, Astrobiology, Molecular Biology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Computer Applications, Activities:Classroom Activity, Audio/Visual:Animations/Video, Activities:Lab Activity
Grade Level: Informal, High School (9-12), General Public, Primary (K-2), Middle (6-8), Intermediate (3-5)
Topics: Biosphere:Diversity, Evolution, Biogeochemistry, Astrobiology, Ecology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Biogeoscience