Microbes Are Everywhere

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In a nutshell, your class will culture bacteria from their choice of surfaces. You will need to prepare or purchase agar plates. If you are new to this classic biology activity, this resource carefully walks you through the process of preparing the plates and the implementation of the lesson. It includes safety information and extension ideas. The objective is to teach your class that microbes are everywhere and that they are amazingly varied.

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Pros

  • A richly detailed teacher guide and instructional video prepare you to teach the lesson
  • Comprehensive background information
  • Projection slides provided to show your class what the chart organisms look like
Cons

  • Many elementary and middle schools do not allow the culturing of bacteria and fungi; make sure to check the regulations for your district