The healing power of nature

 

In this interactive module, find out how plants, mold and bacteria have helped us to develop painkillers, antibiotics and other medications.

http://www-tc.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/assets/swf/1/gallery/flash-gallery-2007.swf?init_file=natures-pharmacy

For more resources from PBS LearningMedia and NOVA, please visit their website at: http://www.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/drey07.sci.phys.matter.naturepharmacy/natures-pharmacy/

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How to build a deck with bacteria

 

Did you know that bacteria can make plastic by consuming wastewater? This plastic can then be used to make a more environmentally-friendly composite board, a type of lumber.

This interactive module will show you the many, incredible ways bacteria help us in everyday life.

http://www-tc.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/assets/swf/1/gallery/flash-gallery-2007.swf?init_file=putting-bacteria-to-work

For more resources from PBS LearningMedia and NOVA scienceNOW, please visit their website at: http://www.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/nvsn5.sci.bio.bacteria/putting-bacteria-to-work/

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The bacteria, fungi & other micro-organisms that call us home

 

Learn about the bacteria, fungi and other micro-organisms that maintain human health.

http://www.scientificamerican.com/media/multimedia/0612-human-microbiome/index.html

For more resources from Scientific American, please visit their website at: http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/microbiome-graphic-explore-human-microbiome/

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How bacteria help us put food on the table

 

Learn how a few species of bacteria, called nitrogen-fixers, convert nitrogen gas into a form of nitrogen that other organisms, like plants, can use to make proteins and DNA.

http://bcs.whfreeman.com/thelifewire9e/default.asp#542578__640280__

This resource comes from the Companion Website for the 9th Edition of “Life: The Science of Biology”. For other similar resources, please visit their website: http://bcs.whfreeman.com/thelifewire9e/default.asp#t_542578____

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From bacteria to infinity… and beyond

 

From quarks to the known universe, this interactive graphic shows you the scale of lots of things that are in between.

http://htwins.net/scale2/

This resource (“The Scale of the Universe 2”) was developed by Cary and Michael Huang (http://htwins.net/).

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