Microbiology Play Cards Lesson Week 5

mavrick kidsMicrobiology Play Cards BacCard2 BacCard3

Thank You to Dr. Elaine Ingham for studying the microbiology of soil. Take a look at the soil food web! The above micro organisms are the basis for lively fertile soil!

http://soils.usda.gov/sqi/concepts/soil_biology/bacteria.html

http://urbanext.illinois.edu/soil/SoilBiology/protozoa.htm

http://compostwerks.wordpress.com/tag/elaine-ingham/

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About ellieearly

I was born and raised in Amarillo, Texas. I moved back to Amarillo Feb 2011 after university in at Umass Dartmouth and post college adventures in central rural Tennessee on The Farm and surrounding land. Back in Amarillo I tried staring a business called Better Kitchen Gardens. This year, 2013, the High Plains Food Bank hired me to teach nutrition and gardening at the Mavrick Boys and Girls club. I'm a "Permi" a permaculutralist! I will use this site to share my Amarillo Permi ventures.
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2 Responses to Microbiology Play Cards Lesson Week 5

  1. Colleen says:

    How do you play this game with these cards?

    • ellieearly says:

      I used the cards mostly as visual tools and then facilitated/narrated an imaginary game of basically cat and mouse with a bunch of theatricals describing giant food falling from the sky, compost piles ect. Bacteria and Fungus have the power to regenerate endlessly so the protozoa and nematodes “eat” them and then get to be alive again. The ending is everything dies and then is alive and then dies and is alive. Then we imagine how big a plant or tree is from the nutrients our saga of regeneration has put in the soil.

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