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Super STEM Sleuths: 2

Author(s): Barbara Tharp, MS, and Gregory Vogt, EdD.
Super STEM Sleuths: 2

Scanning electron microscopic image of Penicillium mold producing chains of spores.
© David Gregory and Debbie Marshall, Wellcome Images. CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0

  • Grades:
  • 3-5 6-8

After-school activities in Super STEM Sleuths: 2 Teacher's Guide lets students investigate microscopic organisms and discover the links between different microbes and diseases. The following activities are offered.

1. Microscope Parts and Powers - Seeing the Small Stuff

2. Exploring with the Microscope - Making "Mystery" Slides

3. Magnifying and Observing Cells - Looking at Onion and Elodea Cells

4. Observing Fungi - The Fungus Among Us

5. Observing Different Microbes - What is in a Drop of Pond Water?

6. Can You Clean the Water? - Filtering Out Microbes

7. Modeling Mystery Organisms - Protist, Bacteria, Fungus, or Virus?

8. Extracting DNA - Strawberry Genetic Material

9. Microbes and Disease

10. Dignosing Microbial Diseases - Infectious Disease Case Studies

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Funded by the following grant(s)

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH

National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, NIH

The Science of Infectious Disease and the Immune System: K-5 Teaching Resources
Grant Number: 1R25AI097453
Foundations for Student Success: National After School Network
Grant Number: 5R25AI084826