Free Science Teaching Materials from SPO
Science Prof Online (SPO) is a free science education website. Our Instructor's Corner offers fully developed cell biology and microbiology courses, and will soon unveil an anatomy & physiology course; all materials currently used in real, live
You have free access to a large collection of materials used in a college-level introductory microbiology course. The Virtual Microbiology Classroom provides a wide range of free educational resources including PowerPoint Lectures, Study Guides, Review Questions and Practice Test Questions.
You have free access to a large collection of materials used in a college-level introductory Cell Biology Course. The Virtual Cell Biology Classroom provides a wide range of free educational resources including Power Point Lectures, Study Guides, Review Questions and Practice Test Questions.
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Each lab topic title below is a link to all of the lab-related course materials on that particular subject. These instructor lab PowerPoints are .PPT files that can be edited and tailored to your specific class needs. See the Microbiology Weekly Lab Setup for materials required for the 8-week Microbiology class laboratory sessions.
How to Use a Microscope
NEW Differential Staining of Bacteria
NEW Differential & Selective Bacterial Growth Media
Bacterial Media & Culture
Identification of Unknown Bacteria
NEW Urine Cultures & Identification of Unknown Bacteria
Microbial Control (Killing Microbes)
Additional Microbiology Lab Materials
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How to Find What You Need on SPO
You can access Instructor's Corner (IC) materials two ways, by Virtual Classroom (fully developed courses) or by science topic. From the list below, select which collection of materials you would prefer:
- Virtual Anatomy & Physiology Classroom Instructor's Corner (coming soon)
About SPO PowerPoint Lectures
PowerPoints are available in three forms:
- PowerPoint Show (for students) .ppsx file
- Printable PDF file (for students)
- Editable PowerPoint (for instructors) .ppt file
The editable file has the largest file size is and may take a few moments to download, depending on the speed of your internet connection.
Most of the lecture PowerPoints are fill-in-the-blank format to encourage students to pay attention and follow along during the presentation. Instructors can find the answers for the blanks in the notes section of the editable PowerPoint.
The best way for students to print out the PowerPoint Show is to download the PDF version. Select Print, and, when the Print screen comes up, go to the Print Handling options. Under Page Scaling, select "Multiple pages per sheet", Under Pages per sheet, select "2". That uses up less paper, placing two slides on each page.
Science Lectures by Topic
Microbiology Laboratory Topics
high school and college science classrooms. New resources are regularly added to SPO. For updates, follow us on Twitter @ScienceProfSPO or Facebook.
Each Instructor's Corner science topic includes:
- list of learning objectives
- editable PowerPoint lectures
- practice test & review questions
- links to related educational materials
NEW SPO VIDEO! Planaria Movement and Regeneration. Starring CUPCAKE, the flatworm. Narrated by kids, for kids!