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Microbe Zoo Water World DLESE Reviewed Collection
This site is maintained by the Digital Learning Center for Microbial Ecology. A Microbe Zoo and the Microbe of the Month are included. The site provides some background material on many different types of Microbes, in ponds, around the deep sea vents, and various other locations. Two water regions are represented on the site, although mention is made of several others.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
  • College (15-16)
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Illustration - scientific
  • Text:
    • Glossary
    • Ref. material
  • Agricultural science
  • Ecology
  • Environmental science
  • Ocean Sciences:
    • Biological oceanography
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
The Microbe Zoo is also available on CD for $34.95 plus shipping and handling. The CD runs on * Power Macintosh with MacOS 8 or better * Pentium compatible PCs with Windows 95/98/2000/NT
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 2004 Michigan State University
DLESE Catalog ID: DWEL-000-000-000-294
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • 9-12:
      • C - Life science:
        • Behavior of organisms
        • Biological evolution
        • Interdependence of organisms
        • Matter, energy, and organization in living systems
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Contact: Dr James M. Tiedje
Center for Microbial Ecology, Michigan State University