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Comparing Sizes of Microorganisms

Comparing Sizes of Microorganisms

Companion slide set to the video demonstration, "Comparing Sizes of Microorganisms," showing how best to teach the lesson of the same name. Students create scale models of microorganisms, compare their relative sizes, and find that microbes come in many different sizes and shapes.

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Author(s): Nancy Moreno, PhD, Barbara Tharp, MS, Deanne Erdmann, MS, Sonia Rahmati Clayton, PhD, and James P. Denk, MA
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Comparing Sizes of Microorganisms

Materials for Each Group of Students

Safety Considerations

What Do You Observe?

A Closer Look

How Big Is That?

What Is a Scale Model?

Microbial Models

Extensions

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Funded by the following grant(s)

Science Education Partnership Award, NIH

Science Education Partnership Award, NIH

MicroMatters
Grant Number: 5R25RR018605

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