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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.


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

Comparing Sizes of Microorganisms

Milestones in Microbiology

Major Milestones Include Equipment

Microbes Are Everywhere

Different Strains, Different Effects

Where are Microbes Found?

Observing Results

Defending Against Microbes

Infectious Disease Case Study

Disorders and Symptoms

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Funded by the following grant(s)

Science Education Partnership Award, NIH

Grant Number: 5R25RR018605