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Dirt Life

Students select and collect soil samples from a variety of locations (schoolyard, home, etc.). They do this lab after an interest-generating discussion about "dirt" and microbes. Students make a dilution in sterile water, plate it on a nutrient agar Petri dish, and then observe it 1-7 days later.

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Resource Details

Grade
5th - 12th
Subjects
Science
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Duration
5 days
Instructional Strategies
Inquiry-Based Learning
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