Water Microbiology Teacher Resources
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Is It Clean or Just Unseen? Dirty Water and the Naked Eye
9th - 12th
How dirty is the water you consume? Pupils investigate a contaminated water source to determine the bacterial cell count. They participate in a discussion once results are obtained and relate this to drinking water and health safety.
Comparing Microscopic Organisms in Fresh and Polluted Water: An Invitation To Inquiry
6th - 12th
Students have the opportunity to develop and formulate ideas and explanations through the scientific standard of inquiry. They identify organisms by using an identification key for specific aquatic geographical area.
Don’t Drink the Water: Investigating a Cholera Epidemic
9th - 12th
A stellar microbiology lesson in which high schoolers become epidemiologists and test simulated stool samples (molasses and water) for a disease-causing pathogen. They use findings to determine if an epidemic was caused by drinking...