Unseen Life on Earth: An Introduction to Microbiology
"Annenberg Media's Unseen Life on Earth is a 12-part telecourse that introduces concepts in microbiology. Each video runs approximately 30 minutes and can be watched free online. (DVDs and videos of the series, along with companion texts, are available at the site for purchase.) Produced by the American Society for Microbiology (ASM), Oregon Public Broadcasting, and Baker and Simon Associates, the series was developed around curriculum standards that have been endorsed by ASM, including microbial cell biology, diversity, genetics, evolution, ecology, and interactions with other organisms, including humans. Guiding the development of the project was the Microbial Literacy Collaborative (made up of the producers plus the National Association of Biology Teachers) and an advisory committee composed of faculty involved with the teaching of microbiology at a variety of institutions.