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Links to Microbiology Science Education Freebies
Page last updated: 9/2013
- Germs - song by Weird Al Yankovic
- Microbiology 101 TextVook (Fun animated textbook.)
- Biology & Microbiology app from QuizMe.com
- Basic Microbiology Lab Techniques by TouchApp
- Microbiology Pronunciations from HippoSoft LLC
- Play Pandemic 2 a video game of strategy, where you try to become a successful pathogen and infect the world.
- “Quarantine” (original foreign film called [REC]) is a scary movie about a new infectious disease.
- The Dress Lodger, a historical novel about cholera, prostitution and body snatching set in Sunderland England 1831.
- Microbe Hunters, a classic & entertaining book on history of micro.
- Play “Fling The Teacher”, an interactive “Medicine: Infectious Disease” Quiz in which you get to build a teacher (victim), then fling them with a trebuchet if you correctly answer the quiz questions.
- Wickett's Remedy, historical novel about Spanish Flu Pandemic of 1918
- Binary Fission: Cell Division & Reproduction of Prokaryotes, April 6, 2011
- “California's Pink Salt Lakes: A Strange Phenomenon Caused By Red Halobacteria”, a webpage with great pictures of halophiles in environment, by WP Armstrong.
- STD Name Game, figure out the STD based on a description of symptoms from WebMD.
- Bacteria Salad, a video game where you try to grow and sell produce without giving your customers bacterial dysentery.
- Cells - They Might Be Giants
- Play “Sneeze”, an online game where the object is to infect as many people as possible with your coughs and sneezes.
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.
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The following is a collection of links to a variety of online resources useful in teaching and learning about microbiology.
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- Normal Flora webpage, by Douglas F. Fix. Interactive page where you can select an area of the body and learn which normal flora typically colonize that location.
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