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What is Disk Diffusion? Process and Explanation Lesson Plan

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1 day differentiated lesson plan of a 4 day set but can be a stand alone lesson.

Detailed, differentiated lesson plan

Includes teacher question prompts, anticipatory set (aka do now or bellringer) and exit ticket (closing assignment). Also includes descriptions of how gifted and talented students, EL, or students on an IEP/504 plan could be accommodated further.

This lesson plan can be paired with the Investigating Bacterial Lab Report and Rubric that is sold separately.

Students will learn what disk diffusion is and review what antibacterials are

Review examples of common types of antibacterials and hypothesize on the amount of bacterial growth of each area of the school they swabbed based on their knowledge of how clean those areas are kept on a daily basis
Students will learn how disk diffusion works with antibacterials
Students will make hypotheses and inferences of their bacterial growth based on prior knowledge

Here is the link to the lesson plans:
Investigating Bacteria and Anti Bacterial Lesson Plans

Presentation on Disk Diffusion Experiments

Disk Diffusion Lab Report

The bundled lesson plans that include everything above and more can be found here:
Comparing the Effectiveness of Common Antibacterials Bundled Lesson Plan

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