Comparing Sizes of Microorganisms
Because each organism listed on the “Microbes Scaling Chart” can represent large groups of different species, students may extend their research to discover how sizes vary within each organism group.
The CELLS alive! website (www.cellsalive.com) includes an animation to help students visualize the sizes of different microbes.
- Moreno, N., Tharp, B., Erdmann, D., Rahmati Clayton, S., Denk, J. (2008). The Science of Microbes Teacher’s Guide. Houston, TX: BioEd.
- Beakes, G. Marine diatoms. Retrieved 11-09-2009 from http://www.bioscience.heacademy.ac.uk/imagebank/search/ImageDesc.aspx?IDvalues=3785.
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