STT Microbiology

Daily Schedule

Day 1 Eukaryotic Cells: Introduction to Protists; Cell Membrane; SB1, SB1a

  • Read pages 542-565
  • Microscopes (Unit 1)
  • Lab: Examining Homeostasis in Blepharisma SB1d
  • Eukaryotic Cells: Using External Structures to Classify Protists; SB1a
  • Review pages 191-200
  • Lab: Identification of Unknown Protists: Euglena, Chaos, Stentor;

Day 2 Examining a Habitat at the Cellular Level (Unit 1)

  • Lab: What Protists are in a Pond?
  • Prep for bacteria lab.

Day 3 Protista Lab Report Due

  • Prokaryotic Cells: Bacteria Types and Identification (Unit 3) SB1a
  • Read pages 516-524
  • Lab: Culturing and Identifying Bacteria from the Environment

Day 4 Prokaryotic Cells: Reproduction and Rates of Reproduction (Unit 3) SB1a

  • Bacterial Diseases
  • Lab: Bacterial Growth
  • Video: Rise of Infectious Diseases

Day 5 Introduction to Viruses; Viral Diseases SB3d

  • Read pages 525-531
  • Protecting Against Viral and Bacterial Diseases (Unit 3)
  • Virus Video Infectious Diseases, read pages 1076-1083

Day 6 Comparison of Eukaryotes, Prokaryotes and Viruses SB3d

  • Wanted: Microbial Disease Presentations
  • Viral Transmission Activity
  • Quiz


Co-Requisite – Content

SB1. Students will analyze the nature of the relationships between structures and functions in living cells.

a. Explain the role of cell organelles for both prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells, including the cell membrane, in maintaining homeostasis and cell reproduction.
b. Explain how enzymes function as catalysts.
c. Identify the function of the four major macromolecules (i.e., carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, nucleic acids).
d. Explain the impact of water on life processes (i.e., osmosis, diffusion).

SB3. Students will derive the relationship between single-celled and multi-celled organisms and the increasing complexity of systems.

a. Explain the cycling of energy through the processes of photosynthesis and respiration.
b. Compare how structures and function vary between the six kingdoms (archaebacteria, eubacteria, protists, fungi, plants, and animals).
c. Examine the evolutionary basis of modern classification systems. d. Compare and contrast viruses with living organisms.