Microbiology Teacher Resources
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The Hydrologic (Water) Cycle
Learners construct a model of the hydrologic cycle, and observe that water is an element of a cycle in the natural environment. They explain how the hydrologic cycle works and why it is important, and compare the hydrologic cycle to other cycles found in nature.
9th - 12th Science 123 Views 364 Downloads
Did you know that the blood of a black chicken rubbed onto the affected area will cure the shingles? Or that a dirty sock worn around your neck when you go to bed will cure a sore throat? That tea made from white and black willow leaves and bark will break up a fever?
6th - 8th Science 4 Views 1 Download CCSS: Designed
Milestones in Microbiology
Life science learners read a set of six short Discovery Readings that describe historical events in the field of microbiology. For each, they identify clues about when the event occurred and then they try to arrange events in chronological order.
5th - 8th Science 19 Views 12 Downloads
Is It Safe to Go In? Water Quality of Bathing Areas in the EU
Using your senses, apprehend the effects of contaminants in water. With a global focus, young scientists conduct a safe experiment by tasting sugar and salt water with different dilutions. After reviewing threshold limits, learners write a one-page review for the questions listed.
6th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 3 Downloads
Food Safety Lab
High schoolers determine the optimal living conditions for yeast and apply these results to microbes in food. In this microbiology lab lesson, students observe the reaction of yeast to elevated temperatures. They relate these results to safe food preparation procedures.
9th - 12th Science 6 Views 20 Downloads
Chapter 16, Food Biotechnology
Although the points given on these slides are valid, the visual accessibility is poor. Consequently, many viewers would be distracted or entirely unable to view the presentation. The content is a review of microorganisms and their specific interactions in food.
7th - 8th Science 3 Views 2 Downloads
Food Preservation: Food Science, Canning, Gardening
Learners consider the procedures and safety issues involved in food preservation. They conduct experiments in canning, freezing and drying. If everyone can preserve food utilizing a variety of methods and science principles, the lesson will have served its purpose.
4th - 5th Health 20 Views 16 Downloads
Bacteria in Drinking Water And Water Purification
Students explore how sewer systems can contribute to water pollution and perform an experiment to see how well a water purification technique can protect against water-born microbial illnesses. They compare the bacterial growth from cultures of tap water and river water.
6th - 8th Science 3 Views 12 Downloads
Students demonstrate the four of five procedures that municipal water plants use to purify water for drinking. A water filtration system is designed by a student and their partner. A data chart is made to record all observations when the water is poured into the system.
6th - 8th Science 3 Views 14 Downloads
Post-Assessment: And Now, What Do You Know About Microbes?
Your life science class works in their groups to review the concept maps that they have constructed over the course of a microbiology unit. They share what they have learned with the rest of the class. In a second session, they are given the same assessment that they took on the first day of the unit.
5th - 8th Science 11 Views 6 Downloads
Hazards of Defrosted Food
Peas spoilage hot, peas spoilage cold: examine the bacterial growth on newly defrosted peas versus peas that have been defrosted for 24 hours. Using the session one questions in the "Microbes and Food Spoilage" PDF, learners will make predictions about the amount and location of microbial activity they will find after allowing the agar samples to incubate for two to three days.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 8 Downloads
Magnifying and Observing Cells
Though it isn't a novel activity to prepare onion cell and Elodea plant cell slides as examples of cells in a microbiology unit, this resource will leave you thoroughly prepared. As pupils examine the slides that they prepare, they draw what they see.
5th - 8th Science 90 Views 75 Downloads
Water Contamination by a Local Business- Creating a Solution
In this water contamination investigative worksheet, students identify a fictional local business that is continuously contaminating the water. They role play as a member of the consulting firm as outline the evidence that they would use to state their case before recommending where a monitoring well should be placed.
10th - 12th Science 3 Views 19 Downloads
Microbes and Disease
Discuss how diseases have impacted human history. Divide your class into groups and assign each group one of the following: tuberculosis, malaria, plague, cholera, smallpox, and AIDS. They read up on, complete a concept map, and present to the rest of the class their assigned disease.
5th - 8th Science 85 Views 54 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Food Safety: From Farm to Table
Learners gain knowledge of the complexity of the food system. They are taught how the system affects food safety, and identify a student's responsibilities when buying, handling, cooking and eating foods. The class utilizes newspapers as teaching and learning tools that encourages students to become creative thinkers and readers of newspapers.
5th - 8th Science 3 Views 20 Downloads
Don’t Drink the Water: Investigating a Cholera Epidemic
A stellar microbiology lesson plan in which high schoolers become epidemiologists and test simulated stool samples (molasses and water) for a disease-causing pathogen. They use findings to determine if an epidemic was caused by drinking affected water.
9th - 12th Science 25 Views 44 Downloads
Food Safety-Consumers Need the Facts
Students begin by completing a survey asking them to rank their concerns about commercially prepared foods. They develop a definition of relative risk, and complete the "Pro or Con" worksheet. Students work in groups to make a study of food safety pros and cons.
9th - 12th Health 6 Views 15 Downloads
The Making of the Fittest: Evolving Switches, Evolving Bodies
How did the stickleback fish, which was once ocean bound, evolve to be able to persist in freshwater lakes? Hear from the scientists who identified the genes and related switches that allowed these survivors to adapt. In addition to the video, find a film guide, lab activities, and worksheets to make the genetics lesson practical.
15 mins 9th - Higher Ed Science 4 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable