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Description:

In this activity related to microbes, learners create scale models of microorganisms and compare relative sizes of common bacteria, viruses, fungi and protozoa using metric measures: meters, centimeters and micrometers. Learners will discover that microbes come in many different sizes and shapes, and frequently are measured in micrometers. This lesson guide includes background information and handouts.

Subjects:

  • Mathematics > General
  • Education > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
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  • Grade 12

Keywords:

Data Analysis,NSDL,Biological science,Units of Measurement,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-056,viruses,measurement,protozoa,Mathematics,bacteria,size,Circles,scale,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20110926124140421T,microbes,Medical Technology,microscopic,Life Science,General science,Size and Scale,Informal Education,Biodiversity,Middle School,metrics,Elementary School,Viruses and Bacteria,Health/Medicine,Conducting Investigations,Representation,Chemistry,Physics,Protists and Fungi,Upper Elementary,Classification,Earth system science,fungi,General,Engineering,Measurement,Physical science,Education,Technology,Geoscience,Light and Optics

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English

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