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- Average Lesson Length: 8 min
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Watch a preview:chapter 1 / lesson 1DNA: Chemical Structure of Nucleic Acids & Phosphodiester Bonds
Course SummaryOur microbiology textbook replacement course costs far less than a traditional textbook and is a great way to get your students excited about the subject. Short video lessons make learning about science fun and approachable, and the quizzes can be used to study for a test or as homework assignments.
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Any instructor who teaches microbiology can consider this textbook replacement course an excellent resource for their classroom. The lessons in this course provide high quality instruction and cover the same or even more information than that found in most microbiology textbooks.
How it works
The short, engaging video lessons on topics like average atomic mass, radioactive isotopes and the germ theory of disease are perfect for briefly introducing a microbiology topic and initiating class discussion. The chapter and lesson structure is similar to traditional microbiology textbooks, making a transition to digital learning simple and straightforward. Just like you'd assign textbook reading assignments, you can assign one or more video lessons to your students conveniently through the website and even review them in class to initiate discussion or class projects.
- Identify the chapter in this course that corresponds with your curriculum or lesson plan.
- Assign one or more of the short and engaging video lessons as homework.
- In class, engage students in discussions and/or interactive activities that focus on the lesson topics.
- Use the lesson quizzes and chapter exams to test your students' understanding of the chemical structure of nucleic acids as well as active and passive transport in cells.
- Submit questions, feedback or suggestions to our expert instructors from your Dashboard.
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- Help Students Keep Up: Teachers can assign lessons directly from the course to students who need further help with specific microbiology topics or who missed class.
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Using the Course
Using the course is simple. You can find any topic you're currently studying in microbiology class, or if your school uses this course in the classroom, you can get your assignments through links sent by your teacher via email. Even if your school uses traditional textbooks, you'll find this course offers a great supplement and brings microbiology lessons to life. The short videos give you an easy, fun and helpful way to better understand and absorb microbiology theories, methods and techniques.
- Identify the microbiology topics you're studying in class, or click on the lesson links sent to you.
- View the short and engaging microbiology video lessons.
- Use the lesson quizzes and chapter exams to test your understanding of topics like disease control, virus life cycles, nitrogen fixation and serial dilution in microbiology.
- Submit questions to our expert instructors for additional help with any microbiology topic covered in the course.
Why It Works
Our microbiology course supports your individual learning style and your lifestyle. Check out some of the helpful and practical ways this course can be valuable to you as well as the advantages to having a complete resource to complement your classroom lessons.
- Fun Videos: Our lessons entertain while they teach you about DNA viruses, RNA viruses, fungal infections, foodborne illnesses and immunology.
- Helpful Instructors: In addition to being subject-matter experts in microbiology, our instructors are available to help you with any questions you have related to the course.
- Accessible: You can access this microbiology course and view the video lessons from any computer or mobile device from home or on the go.
- Learn Your Way: Whether you learn better through discussion, viewing the video or reading the lesson transcript, we've got you covered.
- Keeping Up in Class: If you need to miss class or don't quite understand a microbiology concept, you can use this course to make sure you don't fall behind.
- Go over some biology fundamentals
- Discover the basics of microbiology and bacterial biology
- Review how to conduct microbiology laboratory experiments
- Examine the relationship between the environment and microorganisms
- Mark out the disease process and how viruses are introduced
- Distinguish between DNA viruses and RNA viruses
- Identify the characteristics of protozoan diseases and fungal infections
- Figure out how food bacteria can cause infections
- Define bloodborne, sexually transmitted, and airborne bacterial diseases
- Analyze wound and skin infections caused by bacteria
- Check out the body's immune system and defenses for fighting pathogens
- Break down the purposes and uses of antimicrobial drugs
- Compare food and industrial microbiology to applied microbiology
- Establish antiseptic and sterilization techniques
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