Discover a New WorldMicrobe Modelsare scientifically accurate, three dimensional models of microorganisms that were sculpted by a microbiologist and hand cast in quality polyurethane plastic. They are held in either an attractively crafted solid maple wooden storage case or in a beautiful maple faced wall display frame, and are accompanied by a professionally written instructional book. The models of microorganisms are valuable for teaching blind students as well as the sighted.
Microbiologists will also enjoy having a set as a display of the wonderful unseen world of their studies.
What was once technical and mysterious is now fun and understandable.
Microbiology will be easy to teach and to learn.
The microbial models are great educational tools for all students from the lower grades through college. All of the major groups of microbes are included: viruses, bacteria, archaea, protists (protozoa and algae), fungi, and metazoa.
Information on over ninety microorganisms relating to their historical, medical, industrial, or environmental significance is presented in the text. The science and stories behind the microorganisms make the book fun for all levels of science education.
A 66-page instructional book that has been written to help guide the blind and the sighted through all of the models so they may learn about the wonderful world of microorganisms accompanies each order. The book contains interesting and valuable information, upon which numerous lesson plans or even an entire course can be derived.
Great for your science class, your office, your laboratory, and your home!
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In 1674, a Dutchman named Antonie van Leeuwenhoek discovered microorganisms. He called them animalcules. Prior to that time, this huge world of tiny organisms was unknown.
How do people perceive microorganisms? Do they simply imagine numerous dots growing in their throats or wounds? The world of microorganisms is a fascinating world of unique shapes and habits that rival those of the creatures of the seas and the forests.
Unless using a microscope, these organisms remain unseen by most people. We know of their existence because scientists have educated us to their existence. Now without using a microscope, Antonie van Leeuwenhoek's discovery of a new world can be repeated over and over again by all people interested in learning about the life that lives in, on, and around them.
Instruction through hands-on study using three-dimensional materials has been proven through the years to be one of the best means of teaching. Science museums especially take advantage of this to make their exhibits as exciting and instructive as possible.
Sighted students are able to visually and tactily study 3D models, better assessing the volume and better enforcing their memories, than when studying linear depictions.
Visually impaired students are able to do similar, and benefit by being able to tactily assess the true shapes and relative sizes of the microbes, versus studying raised lines or relying on verbal descriptions.
3D models can be given whatever detail desired, and often can present more detail than actual photographs.
When the Discover a New World Microbe Models are laid out on display, a student is able to make an overall assessment of the major groups of microorganisms.
By using the Discover a New World Microbe Models, both sighted and visually impaired people may also discover a new world for themselves.
The models are shipped in either an attractively crafted wooden storage case or in a wall display frame. The plates slide out of either for individual study.