Think about the different places various kinds of plants and animal live. As you know, many, like penguins and cacti, can only live in certain places.
Now think about times you’ve dug a hole in the ground. Did you notice differences in the color of the soil layers? Did you wonder what... Read More
For many years, scientists who study living things have agreed to an overall classification system of living creatures called the five kingdom system. The five kingdoms are: Monera (cells without nuclei; bacteria and bacteria-like organisms), Protista (includes protozoa and simple algae), Fungi,... Read More
There are many possible groups you could create to organize the critter cards, just as there are many ways you could classify cars to go back to the example mentioned at the start of this activity. The cars could be organized as: cars made in the U.S., then cars made by Ford, all sports cars, al... Read More
We classify things into groups and categories to help us stay organized, keep track of things and be able to compare different things. For example, similar foods are grouped together on supermarket shelves to make it easier for customers to find them. Different brands of peanut butter sit on the... Read More
Incorporate MicrobeWorld’s video podcast series Intimate Strangers: Unseen Life on Earth into high school or two-year college curriculum.
Links to le... Read More
Here's your chance to be an amateur microbiologist.
You don't have to have a scientific degree and wear a white lab coat to do these activities. All you have to do is be willing to muck around with dirt, paint, pondwater and other sometimes gooky stuff.
Most of the activities ... Read More
Researchers at North Carolina State University have successfully modified a common plant virus to deliver drugs only to specific cells inside the human body, without affecting surrounding tissue. These tiny “smart bombs” - each one thousands of times smaller than the width of a human hair - coul... Read More
Walter Gilbert and Fred Sanger independently develop ... Read More
Stanley Cohen, Annie C... Read More