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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.
Prokaryotic Cell, Mariana Ruiz

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Virtual Cell Biology
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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.
Endomembrane System of a Eukaryotic Cell, Mariana Ruiz
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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​ (from 8wk class)

Gram Staining & Isolation Streak Plate Technique (from 8 wk class)
Identification of Unknown Bacteria Lab Series Part I

Differential Staining of Bacteria

Differential Staining & Specialized Bacterial Growth Media (from 8wk class)​
Identification of Unknown Bacteria Lab Series Part II

Differential & Selective Bacterial Growth Media (from 16wk class)

Bacterial Growth Media & Cultures (from 8wk class)
Identification of Unknown Bacteria Lab Series Part III

Identification of Unknown Bacteria 

Urine Cultures & Identification of Unknown Bacteria (from 16wk class)

Microbial Control: How to Kill Microbes (from 8wk class)

Immunology - Leukocytes, Antibodies & Blood Typing (from 8 wk class)
  • No PPT for this lab

Additional Microbiology Lab Materials

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Monsters Inside Me TV Show on Parasitism from Animal Planet

Monsters Inside Me
TV show, from Animal Planet, presenting case studies of  people with parasitic infections. So interesting, students learn about parasitism without even trying!
See our related homework pages:
Monsters Inside Me Prokaryotes
MIM Eukaryotes Part 1
MIM Eukaryotes Part 2

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Check out our collection of classroom-tested biology homework assignments.

​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:

Science Lectures by Topic

​NEW PowerPoint FORMAT! In the fall of 2013, the PowerPoint format for most lectures in the Virtual Microbiology Classroom was updated to eliminate fill-in-the-blanks and add more critical thinking questions and animated lessons. Instructors who prefer the previous fill-in-the-blank format can still access these materials. Follow us on Facebook to stay updated.

GENERAL SCIENCE
  • Scientific Method  
          [NEW Critical Thinking Editable PPT * Fill-in-the-blank Editable PPT * Student Materials]

  • Biological Classification 
          [NEW Critical Thinking Editable PPT * Fill-in-the-blank Editable PPT * Student Materials]

CHEMISTRY
  • Organic Chemistry 
         [NEW Critical Thinking Editable PPT * Fill-in-the-blank Editable PPT * Student Materials]

  •  Inorganic Chemistry
          [NEW Critical Thinking Editable PPT * Fill-in-the-blank [Editable PPT * Student Materials]

  •  Diffusion, Osmosis & Active Transport
           [NEW Critical Thinking Editable PPT * Fill-in-the-blank Editable PPT * Student Materials]

CELL BIOLOGY
  • Prokaryotic Cells 
          [NEW Critical Thinking Editable PPT * Fill-in-the-blank Editable PPT * Student Materials]

  • Eukaryotic Cells
          [NEW Critical Thinking Editable PPT * Fill-in-the-blank Editable PPT * Student Materials]

  • Enzymes
          [NEW Critical Thinking Editable PPT * Fill-in-the-blank Editable PPT * Student Materials]

  • Metabolism: Aerobic Respiration 
          [NEW Critical Thinking Editable PPT * Fill-in-the-blank Editable PPT * Student Materials]

  •  Metabolism: Anaerobic Respiration & Fermentation
           [NEW Critical Thinking Editable PPT * Fill-in-the-blank Editable PPT * Student Materials]

  • Metabolism: Catabolism of Proteins & Fats 
          [NEW Critical Thinking Editable PPT * Fill-in-the-blanks Editable PPT * Student Materials]

  • Metabolism: Nutrition
         [Fill-in-the-blank Editable PPT * Student Materials]

  • Photosynthesis: Light Dependent Reactions
          [NEW Critical Thinking Editable PPT * PowerPoint Show * Printable PDF of PowerPoint]

GENETICS
  • DNA Replication
          [NEW Critical Thinking Editable PPT * Fill-in-the-blank Editable PPT * Student Materials]

  • DNA Transcription & Translation 
          [NEW Critical Thinking Editable PPT * Fill-in-the-blank Editable PPT * Student Materials]

  • DNA Replication & Gene Expression - Combo
          [NEW Critical Thinking Editable PPT * Student Materials]

  • Cell Division: Mitosis 
          [NEW Critical Thinking Editable PPT * Fill-in-the-blank Editable PPT * Student Materials]

  • Cell Division: Meiosis 
          [NEW Critical Thinking Editable PPT * Fill-in-the-blank Editable PPT * Student Materials]

  • Cell Division: Mitosis Meiosis - Combo
          [NEW Critical Thinking Editable PPT * Student Materials]

  • Heredity & Human Genetics 
          [Fill-in-the-blank Editable PPT * Student Materials]

IMMUNOLOGY
  • Nonspecific / Innate Immunity 
          [Fill-in-the-blank Editable PPT * Student Materials]

  • Specific / Acquired Immunity 
          [Fill-in-the-blank Editable PPT * Student Materials]

  • Immunology Basics: Innate & Acquired-Combo 
          [NEW Critical Thinking Editable PPT * Fill-in-the-blank Editable PPT * Student Materials

MICROBIOLOGY LECTURES
  • Intro to Microbiology
          [NEW Critical Thinking Editable PPT * Fill-in-the-blank Editable PPT * Student Materials]

  • Scientific Method 
          [Fill-in-the-blank Editable PPT * Student Materials]​

  • History of Microbiology
         [NEW Critical Thinking Editable PPT * Fill-in-the-blank Editable PPT * Student Materials]

  • Chemistry of Microbiology​ 
          [NEW Critical Thinking Editable PPT * Fill-in-the-blank Editable PPT * Student Materials]

  •  ​Prokaryote Cell Structure & Function
           [NEW Critical Thinking Editable PPT * Fill-in-the-blank Editable PPT * Student Materials]

  • ​​Bacterial Cell Wall & Differential Stains 
          [NEW Critical Thinking Editable PPT * Fill-in-the-blank Editable PPT * Student Materials]​

  • Differential & Selective Bacterial Growth Media 
          [Fill-in-the-blank Editable PPT  *  Student Materials]

  • Eukaryote Cell Structure & Function 
          [NEW Critical Thinking Editable PPT * Fill-in-the-blank Editable PPT * Student Materials]

  • Microbial Genetics 
          [NEW Critical Thinking Editable PPT * Fill-in-the-blank Editable PPT * Student Materials]

  • Meet the Microbes: Prokaryotes 
         [NEW Critical Thinking Editable PPT * Fill-in-the-blank Editable PPT * Student Materials]

  • Meet the Microbes: Eukaryotes 
          [NEW Critical Thinking Editable PPT * Fill-in-the-blank Editable PPT * Student Materials]

  • Virus Structure 
          [NEW Critical Thinking Editable PPT * Fill-in-the-blank Editable PPT * Student Materials]

  • Virus Life Cycle 
          [NEW Critical Thinking Editable PPT * Fill-in-the-blank Editable PPT * Student Materials]

  • Meet the Microbes: Viruses
          [NEW Critical Thinking Editable PPT * Fill-in-the-blank Editable PPT * Student Materials]

  • Microbial Growth 
          [Fill-in-the-blank Editable PPT * Student Materials]

  • Microbial Metabolism
          [Fill-in-the-blank Editable PPT * Student Materials]

  • Microbial Growth and Metabolism - Combo 
          [NEW Critical Thinking Editable PPT * Fill-in-the-blank Editable PPT * Student Materials

Microbiology Laboratory Topics
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Each Instructor's Corner science topic includes:
  • list of learning objectives
  • editable ​PowerPoint lectures  
  • ​homework assignments
  • ​"class note" articles
  • ​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!
The VMC offers homework assignments based on Radiolab podcasts. 

To hear the podcasts, click on the one you want: 
 "Patient Zero", "Parasites" or "Rodney vs Death".

Here are links to the homework assignments that go with the podcasts:
Patient 0 Homework document
Parasites Homework document
​- Rodney vs Death Homework document
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