Microbiology Teacher Resources
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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
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 113 Views 357 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 17 Views 11 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
Microbiology Design Challenge
Students discover dangers to human health by researching what's in our drinking water. In this water purification lesson plan, students discuss the conditions of water in undeveloped countries and why it is unsafe to drink. Students work in groups to generate solutions for eliminating pathogens from drinking water.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 4 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
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
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 25 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 18 Views 15 Downloads
Timeline of Medical Innovations and Breakthroughs
Students identify on a time line and a world map where medical innovation/inventions line-up and originated. They collect information on various medical innovations/inventions using encyclopedias and medical research texts. Students make inferences about episodes of medical innovations and why they occurred when they occurred.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 9 Downloads
Learners examine the variety of food preservation methods available today. In groups, they participate in an experiment to determine the conditions that encourage or stop the growth of bacteria. To end the lessons, they discuss the importance of perserving food.
9th - 12th Science 11 Views 23 Downloads
Is It Safe To Go In? Water Quality of Bathing Areas in the EU
Students complete an experiment on water to study water quality. For this water quality lesson, students complete a taste test experiment about chemicals in water. Students then study their local water environments and recorded toxins. Students write a 1-page response to the questions about water quality.
4th - 6th Science 3 Views 1 Download
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
Middle schoolers 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