The Science of Microbes Teacher’s Guide

Two spherical-shaped MERS-CoV viral particles (green), on the surface of a camel epithelial cell.
Baylor College of Medicine
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Summary

Students explore microbes that impact our health (e.g., bacteria, fungi, protists and viruses), and learn that microbes play key roles in the lives of humans, sometimes causing disease. The guide provides activities and readings on the variety and roles of microbes, how we can view microbes (microscopes, slides, electron microscopes), milestones in microbiology, microbes and the environment, and microbes and humans (disease, defense, diagnosis). The guide includes pre- and post-assessments, and a PowerPoint of classroom slides is available for download.

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