Learning Exercise

MicroAngela’s Electron Microscope Image Gallery

Students will explore the evolution of plants.
Course: Introductory Biology for Non-majors
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The microangela site contains an extensive series of electron microscope images. The images include insects (bugs),... see more

Exercise

MicroAngela’s Electron Microscope Image Gallery (http://www.merlot.org/merlot/viewMaterial.htm?id=86668) a. Scroll down and click on each image in the “Grows on You” section. b. Read the captions, and pay special attention to the type of organism and other interesting or significant facts. c. Using the information and pictures found in the “Grows on You” section, fill in the empty blanks of this ‘categorize completely’ activity. i. The category is: ______________. ii. Streptococcus belongs in this set. iii. A copepod does not belong in this set. iv. Bacillus-shaped organisms are in this set. v. Explain why (ii.) and (iv.) belong, and why (iii.) does not belong. vi. What are other characteristics of this category? (List as many features as you can, from this site, other sites, or class lecture/notes.) vii. The category is: ______________. viii. Leptospira belongs in this set. ix. Streptococcus does not belong in this set. x. Borrelia burgdorferi belongs in this set. xi. Explain why (viii.) and (x.) belong, and why (ix.) does not belong. xii. What are other characteristics of this category? (List as many features as you can, from this site, other sites, or class lecture/notes.) xiii. The category is: molds, yeasts, and other fungi. xiv. Hyphae belong(s) in this set. xv. __________do(es) not belong in this set. xvi. __________ belong(s) in this set. xvii. __________ belong(s) in this set. xviii. What differentiates fungi from bacteria? (List as many features as you can, from this site, other sites, or class lecture/notes.)

Technical Notes

Author Kim Hayen

Topics

Plant Evolution and Diversity: Microbiology

Type of Task

Learning Objectives

Discuss microscopic organisms, such as viruses and bacteria.