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Abstract

In this exercise, students examine the impact of microorganisms in our daily life and consider their applied potential. They can also conduct independent research and communicate their findings with the rest of the class.  

Intended Audience
 

K-4

5-8 X
9-12 X


Learning Objectives

At completion of this activity, students will examine the impact of microorganisms on our daily life and understand that microorganisms have the greatest diversity of all living organisms. This activity is simple and easily achievable, creates enthusiasm in the classroom, and counteracts students' fear of microorganisms.   

Necessary Student Background


It will be helpful (but not required) that students have some basic knowledge about the characteristics and differences among the main groups of microorganisms, such as bacteria, viruses, fungi and algae. A good source of basic information about microorganisms is ASM's Microbe World (http://www.microbeworld.org/). 

Keywords

Microbes, Food, Vitamins, Beneficial

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Microbial Discovery Box (19 pages)

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