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Learn about the facts of microorganisms with this cool presentation for kids.

Learn about the facts of microorganisms with this cool presentation for kids.

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    Facts about Microorganism for Kids - Mocomi.com Facts about Microorganism for Kids - Mocomi.com Presentation Transcript

    • Micro-organisms F UN FOR ME! Biology for Kids - http://mocomi.com/learn/science/biology/ Copyright © 2012 Mocomi & Anibrain Digital Technologies Pvt. Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
    • Micro-organisms MICRO-ORGANISMS ? hat?? W Nope! , being living If you are put in an empty room with nobody around and are asked to point at a living being apart from yourself you will probably say “Stop being silly.” Well, think again. There are tiny little organisms all around you, which are so small that it is impossible to see them with your naked eye. These are called microorganisms or microbes. F UN FOR ME! Copyright © 2012 Mocomi & Anibrain Digital Technologies Pvt. Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
    • Micro-organisms What exactly is a microbe? A microbe is the smallest and simplest form of living being, which can be seen only with the aid of a microscope. Microbes come is many different shapes, sizes and varieties. They can work alone or in colonies. For example, an amoeba can live alone in solitary bliss while fungi help each other survive by working in colonies. F UN FOR ME! Copyright © 2012 Mocomi & Anibrain Digital Technologies Pvt. Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
    • Micro-organisms Micro bes Most importantly, microbes make up the largest number of living organisms on the planet. There are a million upon billion upon trillion microbes around the world. F UN FOR ME! Copyright © 2012 Mocomi & Anibrain Digital Technologies Pvt. Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
    • Micro-organisms Some of these can make their own food, like plants do and are called autotrophic. Some depend on other living organisms for food like humans and animals do and are called heterotrophic. hete phic o utotr a rotro phic Micro-organisms can reproduce sexually or asexually. F UN FOR ME! .com Copyright © 2012 Mocomi & Anibrain Digital Technologies Pvt. Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
    • Micro-organisms WHERE DO MICRO-ORGANISMS LIVE? Ci rq ue No climate is too hot or too cold for micro-organisms and no place is too wet or too dry. They can make a home in the North Pole as well as in a geyser. They can live in a rock or in the deepest part of an ocean. Glacier F UN FOR ME! .com Copyright © 2012 Mocomi & Anibrain Digital Technologies Pvt. Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
    • Micro-organisms Microbes called extremophiles have been isolated from rocks as much as seven kilometres below the Earth’s surface. It has been suggested that the amount of living organisms below the Earth’s surface may be equivalent with the amount of life above the surface. F UN FOR ME! .com Copyright © 2012 Mocomi & Anibrain Digital Technologies Pvt. Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
    • Micro-organisms These extremophiles have been known to survive for a prolonged time in a vacuum, and can also be resistant to radiation, which means they also might be able to survive in space. F UN FOR ME! .com Copyright © 2012 Mocomi & Anibrain Digital Technologies Pvt. Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
    • Micro-organisms Many types of micro-organisms have intimate symbiotic relationships with other larger organisms; some of which are mutually beneficial, while others can be damaging to the host organism. Some microorganisms can cause disease in a host and are known as pathogens. s ogen ath p F UN FOR ME! .com Copyright © 2012 Mocomi & Anibrain Digital Technologies Pvt. Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
    • Micro-organisms MICRO-ORGANISMS OUR FRIENDS We all love to eat curd, but have you ever thought of how it is made? The answer is micro-organisms. The bacterium called lactobacillus reproduces in milk and helps convert milk into curd. Micro-organisms are also useful in other food-making processes like brewing, winemaking, baking and pickling. + F UN FOR ME! .com bact = erium Copyright © 2012 Mocomi & Anibrain Digital Technologies Pvt. Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
    • Micro-organisms Microorganisms are vital to humans and the environment, as they participate in the Earth’s element cycles such as the carbon cycle and nitrogen cycle, as well as fulfilling other vital roles in virtually all ecosystems, such as recycling other organisms’ dead remains and waste products through decomposition. F UN FOR ME! .com Copyright © 2012 Mocomi & Anibrain Digital Technologies Pvt. Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
    • Micro-organisms Micro-organisms such as bacteria decompose organic waste into manure and increase the fertility of the soil. manure F UN FOR ME! .com Copyright © 2012 Mocomi & Anibrain Digital Technologies Pvt. Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
    • Micro-organisms antibiotics They are also used for making medicines. When you have flu or viral fever and you go to the doctor, you are usually given medicines called antibiotics. These are made with the help of micro-organisms. Some bacteria and fungi are used to make these medicines which kill or stop the growth of disease causing microorganisms. F UN FOR ME! .com Copyright © 2012 Mocomi & Anibrain Digital Technologies Pvt. Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
    • Micro-organisms Vaccines are dead or weakened microbes introduced into the body to produce antibodies. These antibodies protect the body from disease causing microbes. Diseases like polio, cholera, typhoid, small pox, hepatitis etc. can be prevented by taking vaccines. s e ccin va Microbes are also essential tools in biotechnology, biochemistry, genetics, and molecular biology. F UN FOR ME! .com Copyright © 2012 Mocomi & Anibrain Digital Technologies Pvt. Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
    • Micro-organisms MICRO-ORGANISMS TO BEWARE OF Just like micro-organisms are helpful to human beings and the environment they can also be harmful. Some microorganisms called pathogens cause diseases in plants and animals. There are some micro-organisms which grow in food substances and produce toxic substances making the food poisonous, causing illness and even death. micro-organisms F UN FOR ME! .com Copyright © 2012 Mocomi & Anibrain Digital Technologies Pvt. Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
    • Micro-organisms There are many micro-organisms which you would want to keep out of your house because they spoil materials like clothing, leather, wood etc. Micro-organisms can also be the cause of many infectious diseases. The organisms involved include pathogenic bacteria that causes diseases such as plague, tuberculosis and anthrax; protozoa, causing diseases such as malaria and also fungi causing diseases such as ringworm. F UN FOR ME! .com Copyright © 2012 Mocomi & Anibrain Digital Technologies Pvt. Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
    • Micro-organisms Disease causing micro-organisms called pathogens enter our body through air, water, food, contact or insects. They spread communicable diseases, which can spread from an infected person to a healthy person. Some insects and animals act as carriers of disease causing microbes. For example a housefly can carry malaria causing microbes while a mosquito can carry the microbes that cause dengue fever. F UN FOR ME! .com Copyright © 2012 Mocomi & Anibrain Digital Technologies Pvt. Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
    • Micro-organisms For more such biology articles, visit: http://mocomi.com/learn/science/biology/ PROJECT Anton Van Leeuwenhoek discovered the first microbe in 1675. Can you find out how he did this? F UN FOR ME! .com Copyright © 2012 Mocomi & Anibrain Digital Technologies Pvt. Ltd. All Rights Reserved.