Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
EARTH Lesson Plan
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Lesson Plan Resources

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NPR Podcast (07/06)

YouTube Video (02/09)

Student handout
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Results worksheet
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This lab is designed to give students a “hands-on” experience to help answer the question: How can you determine where in your environment you might find microorganisms?

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The lesson is inquiry based and engaging for students.  The topic is very interesting to students and the objectives are clear and simple.  The students enjoyed the podcast-it was well done.—B. Marass, Sanford, ME

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Last updated: Jul. 30, 2014