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Curriculum Archive

The Curriculum Archive features 85 peer-reviewed activities promoting active learning in undergraduate microbiology. The classroom activities and laboratory exercises were developed by faculty at diverse institutions and include inquiry-based field-tested materials, student- driven activities, case-based problems, and ideas for independent and/or research projects. All Curriculum Archive content is free, original, open access and peer-reviewed by the microbiology educator community. Content was published between 2000 and 2009 as part of MicrobeLibrary1.0.

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  • Using Theater to Promote Understanding of the Immune System’s Response to Viral Infection
  • Cell Wall Structures and Antibiotic Action
  • Using a Critical Thinking Model to help Students Analyze Case Studies
  • Combined Use of a Conference Program Book and Concept Maps for Student Exploration of the Diversity of Microbiology Subdisciplines
  • Food Microbiology Projects: Student Ownership from Topic Selection and Experimentation to Presentation in 10 Weeks
  • Using Microbial Ecology to Teach Experimental Design and Sampling Methods
  • Annotation of the Bacteriophage 933W Genome: An In-Class Interactive Web-based Exercise
  • Cross-Disciplinary Collaborative Laboratory Activities that Reinforce Chemistry Content Knowledge
  • Nucleotide Building Interactive Animation
  • What Do Students Have to Say About Ecology and Evolution? Using Podcasting to Apply Integrative Biology Themes Across the Tree of Life
  • Modifying the Kirby-Bauer Antibiotic Susceptibility Exercise to Promote Active Learning
  • Build a Bacterium Scavenger Hunt
  • Improving Your Graphs: An Exercise in Data Presentation
  • Immunity and the Spread Of Influenza Within a Population
  • The Epidemic: a Large Group Activity That Demonstrates Transmission of Infectious Agents
  • Have You Thanked a Microbe Today? Investigation of Beneficial Products Made Using Microbes to Enhance Comprehension of Core Microbial Concepts
  • Functional Genomics: Using Reverse Genetics to Test Bioinformatics Predictions
  • A Laboratory Project Investigating Phenotypic Diversity Among Soilborne Streptomycetes
  • Enumeration and Identification of Enteric and Pseudomonad Proteobacteria from Agriculture-Impacted Rivers and an Exploration of Fecal Viruses and Protozoa
  • Exploring and Enriching for Nitrogen Cycling Microbes: Nitrogen Fixation, Ammonia Oxidizing Lithotrophy, and Anaerobic Nitrate Reduction
  • An In-class Growth Curve Critical-Thinking Active-Learning Activity
  • A Laboratory Exercise Exploring Biotechnology via Creation of a Transgenic Arabidopsis thaliana Plant Using a Floral Dip Method
  • Exploring Microbial Diversity through a Microbe Collection
  • A Laboratory Class Exploring and Classifying Anoxygenic Phototrophic Bacteria Using Culture-Based Approaches, Microscopy, and Pigment Analysis
  • Problem-Based Learning: A Patient Returning from Africa
  • A Laboratory Class Exploring Microbial Diversity and Evolution Using Online Databases, the Biology Workbench, and Phylogenetics Software
  • Case Studies in Microscopy
  • Chairside Diagnosis for Plaque-Associated Oral Infections
  • Using a Disk Diffusion Assay to Introduce Statistical Methods
  • Introduction to Scientific Investigations and Hand Washing Lab
  • Cell Wars: a Laboratory Model for Macrophage Phagocytosis of Gram-Negative Bacteria
  • Investigations into Chemical and Physical Control of Microorganisms
  • The Fermentation Lab: Soda and Yogurt
  • Bacterial Communities Grow as Biofilms
  • Genetic and Physical Mapping of a Bacterial Genome
  • Signal Transduction Timed Simulation
  • Screening for the Antibacterial Activity of Medicinal Plants
  • A Laboratory Class Exploring Oral Biofilms and the Contamination of Toothbrushes
  • Genetic Transfer and Antibiotic Resistance
  • Lunch on the Run: Using Photographs to Identify Possible Sources of Disease
  • The Microbiologists Social: a Scientist Portrayal Activity That Increases Student Comprehension about Concepts in Microbiology
  • Building a Time Line: a Brief Biological and Geological History of Earth
  • The Use of Manipulatives for Microbiology and Immunology Students
  • Modified Approach to Unknowns
  • A Collection of In-Class Activities in Microbiology
  • Rye Ergot and Witches: a cooperative learning approach for life cycle and metabolism of Claviceps purpurea
  • Do-It-Yourself Immunoglobulin Gene Rearrangement
  • Introduction to Risk Comparisons
  • Blood-borne Pathogen Training, Practice, and Critique of Cinematic Misportrayals
  • Microbial Jeopardy!™ Review and Assessment
  • Exploring Phagocytosis and Bacterial Pathogens with a Multimedia Learning Object
  • Immune Wars
  • Problem-Based Group Examinations
  • Medical Microbiology Laboratory Case Studies
  • Draw a Map of the Laboratory
  • Virology, Genome Sequencing, and Bioinformatics
  • Bacterial Cell Envelopes and Antibiotics
  • Understanding Transcription, Translation, and the Effect of Mutations
  • Understanding and Interpreting the ELISA
  • Scientific Method: Is This Broth Culture Pure?
  • Evaluating Antiseptic and Disinfectant Susceptibilities of Microorganisms
  • Antimicrobial Olympics: Isolation and Characterization of Antibiotic-Producing Microorganisms
  • Chemotaxis: the Search for Food
  • Interpretation of ELISA and Western Blot Assays for HIV Infection Status
  • Improving Safety in the Microbiology Laboratory through Active Learning and Investigation
  • Screening Chicken Eggs for the Presence of Anti-Salmonella Antibodies
  • Great Moments in Microbial Evolution
  • Viral Mini-Case History Studies for Courses Involving Medical Microbiology
  • Fungal and Protozoal Mini-Case History Studies for Courses Involving Medical Microbiology
  • Bacterial Mini-Case History Studies for Courses Involving Medical Microbiology
  • Exploring Symbiotic Microbial Diversity in Marine Sponges
  • A Start-up Manual for Undergraduate Research Students in Microbiology: Active Learning from the Very Beginning
  • Diversity and Strategies of Viral Genomes
  • Viral Genomes: a Simulation of Viral Protein and Nucleic Acid Syntheses
  • Use of Team Modeling Projects to Teach Immunology
  • Identification of Bacterial Unknowns by rRNA Sequence Similarity
  • Antibiotic Susceptibility of E. col Isolates
  • Antibiotic Activities and the Central Dogma, A Role Playing Activity
  • Activities for Understanding Gene Regulation
  • Modeling Microbes to Scale
  • Microbiology: An Historical Continuum
  • Voyage of the Nitrogen Atom: A Role-playing Activity Illustrating the Biogeochemical Cycle of Nitrogen
  • Exploring the Microbial World Beyond the Text Using Print and Internet Resources
  • Laboratory Investigations of Topical Issues in Microbiology
  • Poster Project--Student Research in the Introductory Microbiology Lecture Curriculum
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