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Coronavirus particles (green), lie on the surface of a camel epithelial cell.
Courtesy of NIAID, NIH, and Colorado State University. CC-BY-2.0.

Designed for use with activities found in The Science of Microbes Teacher’s Guide, this teaching slide set will engage your students as they work through the inquiry-based activities. Students will learn about major groups of microorganisms and the tools needed to study them.


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

What Do You Know About Microbes?

Tools of Magnification

Lenses and Magnification

Make a Water Drop Magnifier


High-power Microscopes

Magnifying and Observing Cells

Magnifying Plant Cells

Observing Different Microbes



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Funded by the following grant(s)

Science Education Partnership Award, NIH

Grant Number: 5R25RR018605