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 124 Views 365 Downloads
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
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
Food Safety Lab
Students 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
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
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
Bacteria Wanted Poster Research Project
Bacteria and viruses are responsible for mass carnage, so what better way to learn about them than through creating a wanted poster? The wanted poster idea can be used for many different topics, so if you aren't teaching about bacteria, have kids make a wanted poster for other ideas, such as rock identification or famous scientists (good for showing the controversies faced by scientists historically).
6th - 12th Science 14 Views 14 Downloads
Water Contamination by a Local Business- Creating a Solution
For this water contamination investigative worksheet, young scholars 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
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
Bacteria's Role in Food
Students grow bacteria cultures on agar in petri dishes and do a plate count. They participate in a yogurt making lab to see how bacteria produce lactic acid. They prepare a recipe and identify fungi, fermentation and the role of microorganisms.
7th - 8th Health 3 Views 27 Downloads
Kitchen Inspection Exercise
Students use a Department of Health Inspection Form to evaluate a kitchen/food prepartion facility as individuals or teams. They research prevention of food born illness during food storage and food preparation including Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point System concepts.
9th - 12th Health 10 Views 58 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
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
Water Microbes and Human Health
Students research the possible sources and human health effects of microbes found in recreational and drinking water. They explore the range of negative outcomes of contact with contaminated recreational and drinking water by creating their own crossword puzzle.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 11 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 91 Views 77 Downloads
Microbe Experimentation: Yogurt & Milk
Microbes are everywhere, and your class gets to use them to make a delicious snack. First, they discuss the bacteria that make foods such as, yogurt, yeast, and cheese. Next, they actually make yogurt and cheese. The experiment concludes with an investigation of a rotting apple.
4th - 7th Science 3 Views 2 Downloads
Double Dip Chip Science Fair Project
Mr. Spangler's sons set out to prove that double-dipping (putting a potato chip back into a dip for a second blob on the chip), does indeed rapidly spread germs throughout the entire dip. After viewing this presentation, the next time you go to a party you will avoid double-dipping at all costs!
2 mins 4th - 6th Science 6 Views 3 Downloads