Biological Processes: Putting Microbes to Work

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Is there such a thing as useful microbes? Get ready to perform experiments on applying microbes for wastewater treatment. The first installment of the three-part unit provides background information to prepare young engineers for two upcoming activities.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Have learners conduct a web quest to research uses of bacteria
  • Print out the information and diagrams/pictures as a handout for pupils
Classroom Considerations
  • There are two associated activities for this lesson
Pros
  • Includes a list of vocabulary terms with their definitions
Cons
  • Not really a fully fledged lesson; simply provides an overview before the associated activities
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