Microbiology: Bacteria in Our Environment

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Did you hear the joke about bacteria? Never mind, I don't want to spread it around. The lesson begins with pupils making a representation of chromosomal material modeling the bacterial cell. Then, they use swabs to test for bacteria around the classroom. The petri dishes incubate for a week while scholars record colony growth.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Create a data table to show the amount of bacteria by location
Classroom Considerations

  • Prepare the petri dishes and incubation box at least one day in advance
  • Requires a working refrigerator to place the incubation box on top of
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