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Comparing Sizes of Microorganisms

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

Extensions

Because each organism listed on the “Microbes Scaling Chart” can represent large groups of different species, students may extend their research to discover how sizes vary within each organism group.

Other resources

The CELLS alive! website (www.cellsalive.com) includes an animation to help students visualize the sizes of different microbes.

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Funded by the following grant(s)

Science Education Partnership Award, NIH

Science Education Partnership Award, NIH

MicroMatters
Grant Number: 5R25RR018605