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Water Bears (Tardigrada)
From sciencefriday.com, produced by Science Friday
Water bears, also known as tardigrades, can survive boiling, freezing, the vacuum of space and years of dessication. Biologist Bob Goldstein, of the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, describes water bears and explains why he studies them. (2:... [more]
December 26, 2011 at 04:49 PM
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Ages: 8 - 18
First Animal to Survive in Space
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According to this video, Tardigrades or "Water Bears" are the only creatures that can survive the extreme conditions in the vacuum of outer space. (07:54)
September 16, 2012 at 08:24 AM
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Ages: 8 - 18
6B Micro-organism Song
From vimeo.com, produced by Vimeo
This 2:37 video is a song about the dangers and benefits of these organisms. A good video to show students, but moves rapidly and so the teacher may want to stop to add depth to the lesson.
January 10, 2012 at 09:33 PM
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Ages: 11 - 18
Single-Celled Organisms
From teachersdomain.org, produced by WGBH
They're neither plants nor animals, yet they are some of the most important life forms on Earth. This video segment explores the world of microorganisms -- what they eat, how they move, what they have in common, and what distinguishes them from one a... [more]
September 29, 2010 at 09:20 PM
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Ages: 10 - 18
Parasites Eating Us Alive - Part 2
From YouTube
Parasites and what they look like and how they live within the human body are explained and shown in the 6:22 video. A good overview, but students need to be prepared for some of the images.
December 13, 2011 at 10:34 PM
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Ages: 10 - 18
Rotifer Feeding.
From YouTube
This is a rotifer (the Latin word meaning “wheel-bearer.”). They are “microscopic aquatic animals… found in many freshwater environments and in moist soil, where they inhabit the thin films of water that are formed around soil particles.” Though they... [more]
December 23, 2011 at 12:56 AM
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Ages: 9 - 12
Microorganisms: ( An Interactive Game)
From bbc.co.uk, produced by BBC
In this interactive game, the UK is in the grip of a super-flu outbreak.  Students are challenged to identify which microorganism is responsible to stop the outbreak.  ( This link is for an interactive game and may take a few minutes to load.)
June 12, 2012 at 12:06 PM
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Ages: 7 - 18
Microscopic Movie Stars
From YouTube, produced by Flora Lichtman
Photographer Roman Vishniac is perhaps best-known for documenting Jewish communities in Eastern Europe before World War II, but he also was a science buff. In the 1950s-1970s, with funding from the Educational Testing Service, the National Science Fo... [more]
Found by azych in Microorganisms
March 3, 2014 at 11:47 AM
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Ages: 10 - 18
Pond Water Safari
From teachingchannel.org, produced by The Teaching Channel
Lesson ObjectivePrepare slides and use a microscope to draw and classify organisms.  Questions to ConsiderHow does Ms. Seay get her students prepared for this real world project?See how patience is emphasized as students transition from prepared slid... [more]
January 19, 2012 at 11:20 PM
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Ages: 6 - 10
Magic School Bus Inside Ralphie - Germs
From YouTube, produced by Scholastic
Ralphie is crushed when a fever and sore throat keep him home from school the day he's scheduled to host a FNN (Frizzle News Network) television broadcast on health. Not one to let his body get the best of him, Ralphie hosts the show from his bed whi... [more]
September 1, 2012 at 11:01 PM
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