Bacteria or Virus
Faculty: Steve Mayfield - Science 6
October 5, 2018
October 12, 2018
Interested in exploring this topic more deeply?
Go to: Read more about bacteria and viruses in these articles:
Why Bacteria in Space are Surprisingly Tough to Kill
What Microbes Lurk in the Subways
Video: Subvisual Subway: The Art of New York City’s Bacterial World is a stunningly beautiful presentation of the bacteria found in the New York City subway system.
Day trip: The Expedition Health exhibit at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science is all about the human body. October 14, 2018 and December 9, 2018 are free admission days.
Academic engagement is often kindled when the subject matter is presented in a way that has personal relevance. The shared experience of sniffling and coughing provides a common access point for exploring the microscopic world of bacteria and viruses. The single-celled organisms known as bacteria sometimes cause human illness and other times lend a healthy helping hand. Parasitic viruses are generally known as causes of contagion and also can be instrumental research tools. This microscopically small world has enormous implication for human life.