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From Cells to Organisms

Activity 2
An Invisible Organism

Video on Bubonic Plague - with closed captions

This video segment from A Science Odyssey recounts the methods employed by San Francisco’s health officials to prevent bubonic plague from reaching America’s West Coast. You may right-click on the above link to save the video and view it in full screen. It is recommended that you have the latest version of QuickTime installed to properly view this video. This video is from PBS LearningMedia™.

Bubonic Plague

Read more about the Bubonic Plague on this site from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. View historical drawings of how people tried to avoid the plague and a photo of the plague-causing flea.

Activity 3
Evidence of Microscopic Organisms

Amoeba in Motion

This video shows a live amoeba moving around on a microscope slide.

Activity 4
The History of Cell Theory

University of California Museum of Paleontology: Biography of Robert Hooke

See images from Robert Hooke’s Micrographia in this biography of the seventeenth century scientist and inventor. Site maintained by University of California Museum of Paleontology.

Robert Hooke

A site devoted to recognizing Robert Hooke’s accomplishments and inventions. Site hosted by Westminster School in London, England.

Activity 6
Parts of a Cell

The Microbe Zoo

Explore the world of microbes that live in nature and are represented in this “zoo.” The Microbe Zoo is part of a project at Michigan State University.

Protist Image Data

Look at microscope photos of protists and algae at this University of Montreal site.

Microbes Under View

Click on an organism in pond water to find out more about it! Follow the links to the "smallest page on the web" to see actual photographs of these microbes.

Activity 8
Modeling Cell Structure and Function

SEPUP Simulation: What do Cells do?

Click on the link above to launch the simulation in your browser. Adobe Flash is required to access this simulation. If you are having trouble accessing it, please be sure you have installed the latest version of Flash on your computer. Still having trouble? Email us.

Activity 14
Fighting Disease

Video on the Discovery of Penicillin - with closed captions

In this video segment from A Science Odyssey on PBS LearningMedia™, learn what led British researcher Alexander Fleming to the chance discovery of antibacterial properties in a mold extract he later named penicillin. It is recommended that you have the latest version of QuickTime installed to properly view this video.

Video on Producing Penicillin - with closed captions

In this video segment from A Science Odyssey on PBS LearningMedia™, learn about the team of scientists from Oxford University that conducted tests on penicillin, in addition to the mass production of this new drug. It is recommended that you have the latest version of QuickTime installed to properly view this video.

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