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Culturing Microbes in the Classroom - Hands on Life Science

Culturing Microbes in the Classroom - Hands on Life Science
Culturing Microbes in the Classroom - Hands on Life Science
Culturing Microbes in the Classroom - Hands on Life Science
Culturing Microbes in the Classroom - Hands on Life Science
Culturing Microbes in the Classroom - Hands on Life Science
Culturing Microbes in the Classroom - Hands on Life Science
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Excellent hands-on activity to start the year in a Middle School Science/Life Science classroom.

Student Objective: I can properly collect and culture microbes in my classroom and school.

Lesson Overview: Students use lab equipment to prepare petri dishes with nutrient agar solution. Students then brainstorm locations to "swab" for microorganisms using Q-Tips. Students swab the agar and watch the colonies grow!

This lesson includes a 32 slide Smart Notebook document with student and teacher procedures. Included .pdf for teachers without Smart Notebook. Lesson also includes an overview with ideas for implementation.

Observations: Slide is complete with images compiled from the internet of different microorganism colonies. Help your students identify what they have been growing!

Note: Lab materials are required. Including but not limited to petri dishes, nutrient agar, 250ml flasks and beakers, a way to measure mass, graduated cylinder.
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32 pages
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
3 days
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