What is Microbiology? - Definition & History


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Which of the following is not a microbe?

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1. What is the technique used by scientists to grow microbes?

2. The bacteria found in your body that help protect you from disease are called which one of the following?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Going into the small world, this quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of what microbiology involves. Topics you'll need to know include the types of microbes and the technique scientists use to grow microbes.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Types of microbes
  • Technique for growing microbes
  • Microbes that make you sick
  • Bacteria that help protect the body from disease

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the types of microbes
  • Information recall - use what you've learned regarding the process by which microbes help make foods like yogurt
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related microbiology lesson

Additional Learning

To learn more about this field of science, review the corresponding lesson titled What is Microbiology? - Definition & History. This lesson will help you:

  • Define microbiology
  • Understand how microbiologists study these tiny organisms
  • Identify the ways microbes help us in our lives
  • Describe the role of pathogens in making us sick
  • Appreciate the microbiology's contributions to history