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Great “Hidden Life” (of homes and people) Learning Activity from the NY Times #microbiology

Hidden Life Forms: Investigating Microbial Diversity on Our Bodies and in Our Homes - NYTimes.com
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Wow – this is really really cool: Hidden Life Forms: Investigating Microbial Diversity on Our Bodies and in Our Homes.  The article is by Jennifer Cutraro and it goes through a series of course / learning activities regarding microbial diversity – of homes and of people.  It has things like:

  • a warm up activity
  • a pre-activity quiz
  • suggested questions regarding “The Bugs in Our Homes” – a NY Times article from 2014 by Nancy Brill
  • suggested questions regarding Carl Zimmer’s very recent “The Great Indoors: The Next Frontier,” article.
  • a hands on microbial themed activity relating to the Belly Button Biodiversity project from Rob Dunn and colleagues
  • discussion questions about the human microbiome
  • suggestions for getting involved in a citizen microbiology project
  • and more

This is just completely awesome.  Thanks NY Times and Jennifer Cutraro

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