Clean it Up!

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Harness the power of bacteria. Scholars see how using organisms that exist in nature can help solve human problems in the process known as bioremediation. They research and discuss several successful examples, such as using oil-eating bacteria to clean up oil spills, to finish the eighth instructional activity of nine in a Life Science unit.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Have each group research a different example of bioremediation
Classroom Considerations

  • Note that there is an associated activity, Sugar Spill!, for the lesson
  • Builds on prior knowledge from the series

  • Lists some examples of bioremediation for further research
  • Gives assessment options for each stage of the lesson

  • Very little student engagement