Microbiology Teacher Resources
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What are the Chemical and Microbiological Effects of Run-off from a Catfish Pond on the Surrounding Soil and Water?
Students study data from a USDA catfish pond. They look for microbial populations and chemical concentrations in the runoff to determine the effectiveness of filter strips. They use their knowledge of biogeochemical cycles to explain the data found.
Microbiology Lab Safety
In this biology worksheet, students are introduced to the practices of safety as related to using a laboratory and then answer some questions as an assessment.
Microbiology: Bacteria in our environment
Eighth graders study the physical and functional characteristics of bacteria. In this microbiology lesson students complete a lab on measuring bacteria growth.
New! 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. It is a nice addition to a the unit on microbes.
General Microbiology Lab Skills
High schoolers study the different types of equipment necessary for the experiments in the pGLO kit. They examine the techniques and safety procedures for working with the kit.
What is Microbiology?
Learners demonstrate knowledge of important advances in microbiology by creating a timeline of microbiological milestones. Student also demonstrate application of the many milestones in microbiology by researching and reporting on the current work being done by microbiologists. Each student researchers a microbiologist and use their findings to create a piece of the class microbiology timeline.
The Identification of Bacteria
Students are given a two week period to put to use the knowledge they have gained while studying bacteria. As a culminating activity, students each receive three unknown bacteria to identify.
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.
What is Microbiology?
Students research microbiologists. In this research lesson, students will research a microbiologist, create timeline sections, and build a timeline. Students will also use a website to research a particular branch of microbiology.
On the Microbe Trail: An Introduction to Bacteria and Aseptic Technique
Tenth graders predict the conditions necessary for bacterial growth, test their predictions and at the same time practice the aseptic techniques and safety procedures needed when working with bacteria.
Isolating Bacteria from a Mix Culture
Students isolate three species of bacteria using the plate streak method, implement sterile microbiology techniques, and produce pure cultures of each microorganism at the end of this exercise. They write a descriptive paragraph for each species of bacteria in the mix: Escherichia coli, Serratia marcescens, and Micrococus lutea. They describe their physical characteristics as well as the conditions they need to grow best.
Microbiology Crossword Puzzle
In this biology crossword puzzle worksheet, students use the 5 clues regarding microbiology terms to help them correctly complete the word puzzle.
Chromosomes, Chromatids, Chromatin, etc.
See how the strands of DNA separate and become a template for a replica to be incorporated in a new cell! The microbiology and biochemistry of the process is detailed. This lecture refers to the concepts of transcription and translation when making a protein. These are very involved processes. Consequently, this might be more useful as a supplement to a lesson versus as an independent study. It is also difficult to find this topic relevant to other work because the details can be dry.
Barf Bag Microbiology
Students investigate and determine which types of carbohydrates Baker's yeast prefers. They crumble Cheerios, Smarties, and Fruit Loops and feed them to the yeast and watch what happens, when the bags begin to barf.
MicroBiology Chp 1
In this biology worksheet, students locate and identify various vocabulary terms found in Microbiology. There are 42 words located in the puzzle.
Size and Shape
Students observe different substances under the microscope. In this space science lesson, students identify the different features of SEM images. They formulate a conclusion about the images of Mars meteorites.
Microbiology Lesson Plan Aseptic Technique
Students examine the importance of aseptic technique, become familiar with media plates, and general microbiology techniques. They study the benefits and dangers of bacteria and other microorganisms in their lives.
What's Growing at the Tips of Your Fingers (In Addition to Your Fingernails?)
Learners review procedures for handwashing and explore the connection between microbiology and improved health care. They examine bacterial culture grown from bacteria under their fingernails and write a procedure for handwashing in a health care manual.
Students collect water samples and use a microscope to find bacteria in the samples. They categorize the different bacteria they find, determine the number of colonies there are, and predict how the bacteria levels might affect animals and humans.
In this biology instructional activity, learners identify and locate various vocabulary terms pertaining to microbiology. There are 54 biology terms located in the word search.