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Society for General Microbiology

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Bacterial ID Lab at HHMI (Key) Original Document: Bacterial ID Lab at Howard Hughes Medical Institute Teacher Notes: This site can take a while to do, not recommended for one class period, most can be done at home. Also recommend that you go over the site with students when giving the assignment to familiarize them. This is an ADVANCED LAB, most basic freshman lever biology classes do not need to cover PCR techiques.

The Big Bang The Big Bang Fair provides a wealth of interactive stand activities and live theatre shows which aim to highlight the exciting future that a background in science, technology, engineering and mathematics can provide for young people. The National STEM Centre has developed packages of resources to support teachers in building students' understanding of The Big Bang Fair themes before the event, and consolidate their learning afterwards. These resource lists contain selected resources from the eLibrary and across the web, which link closely to the activities that students will experience in each of the themes. The lists support your planning for the event and enriching the experience for your students.

Teacher Tools & Templates - Venn Diagram Happy Thanksgiving! Template Graphic Organizer TemplatesBack to Top Holiday Gift Coupon TemplatesBack to Top Seasonal / Holiday Work Sheets & TemplatesBack to Top Get timely coloring and activity sheets. Plus, use the holiday/special day templates to create themed work sheets (type a math problem, fill-in-the-blank sentence, etc. into a holiday silhouette). Peppered moth photo - Biston betularia - A7783 This species is single-brooded, with a protracted emergence. Adults are on the wing from May into August. Females lay their eggs in large batches, but the newly hatched caterpillars soon disperse. They spin silk threads and float off downwind until they land again by chance. Fortunately they can eat a very wide range of deciduous trees and shrubs.

History of Vaccine Schedule Every year since 1995 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) has endorsed an annual childhood immunization schedule. Prior to 1995, these groups updated the immunization schedule every few years as needed. The first vaccines: Smallpox, diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis Edward Jenner invented a method to protect against smallpox in 1796. The method involved taking material from a blister of someone infected with cowpox and inoculating it into another person’s skin; this was called arm-to-arm inoculation. However by the late 1940s, scientific knowledge had developed enough, so that large-scale vaccine production was possible and disease control efforts could begin in earnest.

ClassicScienceLife Mr.Q's LabNotes is a free monthly newsletter which provides lessons and insights as to new developments in Mr.Q's world. Free is good. Free is our friend! Check out the Blog of Mr.Q for new ways to supplement the Classic Science curriculum at home! Courses are taught year-round for teachers and homeschool families. For Teachers - Genome Generation Edexcel GCSE Biology How Science Works Data, evidence, theories and explanations 10 Websites To Make You Think Supposedly browsing the internet requires more brain power than watching television. Although judging from some of the websites we’ve come across that assumption is cast into doubt. Here’s some of the sites we like that might get your brain to sit up and listen. Ted A conference that started in 1984 bringing together experts in technology, entertainment and design quickly grew into so much more. The conference itself is invitation only, but the website features all the talks at the conference in high res video format.

An introduction to evolution An introduction to evolution The definition Biological evolution, simply put, is descent with modification. This definition encompasses small-scale evolution (changes in gene frequency in a population from one generation to the next) and large-scale evolution (the descent of different species from a common ancestor over many generations). Evolution helps us to understand the history of life.

Vaccine denialism Fears about vaccines were excusable when they were new, but present concerns are groundless. The Anti-vaccination movement (or vaccine hysteria) is an irrational trend of mistrust of vaccination that is almost as old as the technique itself. The movement (more mockingly referred to as "Anti-vaxxers") blame vaccines, or their ingredients, for a range of maladies whose mechanisms are rejected or have not been explained by current scientific research. Some of these maladies can often be childhood illnesses in order to increase the emotive factor of the argument. The ubiquity of vaccination often makes it an easy target for blame. Force and Motion Facts Motion makes the world go 'round. Motion makes the moon go 'round too. In fact, motion makes lots of things go.

Learning Zone, Education Resources We have developed a range of educational resources for secondary students on the topic of sugar production and processing. The Beet to Bowl resources include PowerPoint presentations, worksheets, interactive whiteboard activities, scientific experiments and supporting teacher notes. The Beet to Bowl education resources have been developed to focus on four key areas: growing sugar beet, inside a sugar factory, the chemical reactions involved in the production and processing of sugar, and the uses of sugar. The Ten Most Disturbing Scientific Discoveries Science can be glorious; it can bring clarity to a chaotic world. But big scientific discoveries are by nature counterintuitive and sometimes shocking. Here are ten of the biggest threats to our peace of mind.

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