Websites current as of April 1, 2017

 

WebQuests by Carol Cocchi, Newcomb Academy & Anne Bryant, Cedar Lee Middle School were used, in part, as a guide for this WebQuest.

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Introduction

Your group works for the Science Channel. You are in charge of a team of researchers. Your bosses have come to you about a new special about bacteria which they want to produce.  They tell you they need your group to do the research for them. They need your research as soon as possible.

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Task

Your group is required to collect information about bacteria. Using that information, you are to put together a poster telling the producers what you have learned about bacteria. You will also make recommendations about what should be included in their special.

You need to research answers to the following questions:

  1. What do bacteria look like?
  2. What are the three basic shapes?
  3. How are bacteria classified?
  4. Where have bacteria been located? Name as many places as possible.
  5. How many bacteria live on Earth?
  6. How quickly do bacteria reproduce? Try to show this pattern as a graph or other visual display.
  7. What do bacteria eat?
  8. How do they take in their food?

Just the Facts

What do bacteria look like? What are the three basic shapes?

MicroWorld

Bacteria

Bacterial Basics

Microbiology Online

How are bacteria classified?

Classification – What Difference Does it Make?

Where have bacteria been located? Name as many places as possible.

Where Bacteria are found
9 Fact About Bacteria.

How many bacteria live on Earth?

Earth Times

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How many bacteria live on Earth?

How quickly do bacteria reproduce? Try to show this pattern as a graph or other visual display.

Microbiology Online

Microbial Reproduction

What do bacteria eat?  How do they take in their food?

What bacteria eat.

How do bacteria eat?

Harmful

Bacteria – Good Guy or Bad Guy?

What Are Bacterial Diseases?

Types of Harmful Bacteria

9 Fact About Bacteria.

Beneficial

Bacteria – Good Guy or Bad Guy?

The Names and Functions of Beneficial Bacteria

9 Fact About Bacteria.

 

What do bacteria look like? What are the three basic shapes?

Bacteria

Bacterial Basics

Microbiology Online

How are bacteria classified?

Classification – What Difference Does it Make?

Where have bacteria been located? Name as many places as possible.

Where Bacteria are found
9 Fact About Bacteria.

How many bacteria live on Earth?

Earth Times

http://www.sdearthtimes.com/et0998/et0998s8.html

How many bacteria live on Earth?

How quickly do bacteria reproduce? Try to show this pattern as a graph or other visual display.

Microbiology Online

Microbial Reproduction

What do bacteria eat?  How do they take in their food?

What bacteria eat.

How do bacteria eat?

Harmful

Bacteria – Good Guy or Bad Guy?

What Are Bacterial Diseases?

Types of Harmful Bacteria

9 Fact About Bacteria.

Beneficial

Bacteria – Good Guy or Bad Guy?

The Names and Functions of Beneficial Bacteria

9 Fact About Bacteria.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Just the Facts

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Ugly

(Just thought I'd throw that in!)

Finished

You have reached the end of the WebQuest.  Repeat after me:

MonsterMonster

I am so good I can hardly stand it!
I am a microorganisms monster!


 

Bacteria

Image Source: Gordon Vrdoljak

Algae

Photo from the University of Maine

Volvox

Photo from Clinton Community College

Spirogyra

Photo from Clinton Community College

Paramecium

Photo from Clinton Community College

Foraminiferan (Protozoan)

Photo from Clinton Community College

Amoeba

Photo from Clinton Community College

Photos are used with permission.