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Is It Clean or Just Unseen? Dirty Water and the Naked Eye
9th - 12th
How dirty is the water you consume? Pupils investigate a contaminated water source to determine the bacterial cell count. They participate in a discussion once results are obtained and relate this to drinking water and health safety.
Food Preservation: Food Science, Canning, Gardening
4th - 5th
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...
Post-Assessment: And Now, What Do You Know About Microbes?
5th - 8th
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...
Comparing Microscopic Organisms in Fresh and Polluted Water: An Invitation To Inquiry
6th - 12th
Learners have the opportunity to develop and formulate ideas and explanations through the scientific standard of inquiry. They identify organisms by using an identification key for specific aquatic geographical area.