Virtual Micro Classroom Instructor's Corner

Science Prof Online (SPO) is a FREE science education website. The Instructor's Corner offers fully developed biology courses; materials currently used in real, live high school and college-level introductory science classrooms. This page is the Instructor's Corner for the Virtual Microbiology Classroom (VMC), offering both an 8-week and 16-week microbiology curriculum.

Virtual Microbiology Classroom

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Is there a VMC Main Page for students?

Yes! There are two:

Pages to which you can direct students if you are teaching from the material in this Virtual Classroom, or you can more specifically direct students to the main page for each lecture topic and create you own course.
Prokaryotic Cell, Mariana Ruiz

FREE Microbiology Virtual Classroom Teaching Materials
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Instructor's Corner
Free Microbiology Teaching Materials
Back toVirtual Microbiology Main Page
How to Do a Gram Stain
MacConkey's Agar Quiz and Review: How to Interpret MA​C 
(Click here for a video of the quiz only.)
Microbiology Instructor Resources


  • Intro to Microbiology
      [Editable Lecture PowerPoint  * Student Materials]

  • Scientific Method 
       [Editable Lecture PowerPoint * Student Materials]

  • History of Microbiology
       [Editable Lecture PowerPoint  * Student Materials]

  • Chemistry of Microbiology 
       [Editable Lecture PowerPoint Student Materials]

Course materials for each lecture and lab topic can be accessed below under "Student Materials":

  • PowerPoint lectures
  • study guide 
  • class note articles
  • practice test and review questions
  • exercises and assignments
  • animations and movies
  • links to other microbiology resources

​Microbiology Laboratory Videos
 (Click here for all Microbiology Lab Videos)

from SPO

FREE Biology Homework 

Check out our collection of classroom-tested biology homework assignments.

SPO offers homework assignments based on Radiolab podcasts

To hear a podcast, click on the 
one you want: 
 Patient Zero
Rodney vs Death
Henrietta's Tumor

Here are links to the homework assignments that go with the podcasts:
- "Patient 0" HW doc
- "Parasites" HW doc
​- "Rodney vs Death" HW doc
- "Inheritance" HW doc
"Henrietta's Tumor" HW doc
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Page last updated: 2/2016
  • Prokaryote Cell Structure & Function
       [Editable Lecture PowerPoint  Student Materials]

  • Bacterial Cell Wall & Differential Stains 
      [Editable Lecture PowerPoint Student Materials]​

  • Differential & Selective Bacterial Growth Media 
        [Editable Lecture PowerPoint  *  Student Materials]

  • Biological Classification​ 
       [Editable Lecture PowerPoint * Student Materials]

  • Meet the Microbes: Prokaryotes 
      [Editable Lecture PowerPoint * Student Materials]

  • Eukaryote Cell Structure & Function 
          [Editable Lecture PowerPoint * Student Materials]​

  • Meet the Microbes: Eukaryotes
       [Editable Lecture PowerPoint * Student Materials]

  • Microbial Genetics
       [Editable Lecture PowerPoint * Student Materials]

  • Virus Structure 
      [Editable Lecture PowerPoint * Student Materials]

  • Virus Life Cycle 
       [Editable Lecture PowerPoint * Student Materials]

  • Immunology: Nonspecific / Innate Immunity 
      [Fill-in-the-Blank Editable Lecture PPT or Student Materials]

  • ​Immunology: Specific / Acquired Immunity 
       [Fill-in-the-Blank Editable Lecture PPT or Student Materials]

  • ​Immunology: Innate & Acquired-Combo 
      [Editable Lecture PowerPoint * Student Materials]

Additional Microbiology Lecture Materials

We have a very large collection of microbiology lab class resources, including a photo and video library. See the Microbiology Lab Instructor's Corner to access all materials.

  • Meet the Microbes: Viruses 
          [Editable Lecture PowerPoint * Student Materials]

  • Microbial Growth 
        [Editable Lecture PowerPoint * Student Materials]

  • Microbial Metabolism 
      [Editable Lecture PowerPoint * Student Materials]

  •  Microbial Growth and Metabolism - Combo
         [Editable Lecture PowerPoint * Student Materials]

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How Light a Bunsen Burner 
with a Match

Monsters Inside Me TV Show on Parasitism from Animal Planet

Monsters Inside Me
TV show, from Animal Planet, presenting case studies of  people with parasitic infections. So interesting, students learn about parasitism without even trying!
See our related homework pages:
Monsters Inside Me Prokaryotes
MIM Eukaryotes Part 1
MIM Eukaryotes Part 2