Sugar Spill!

Sugar isn't good for you, but it's great for yeast! Scholars design an experiment to investigate how variables affect the rate of sugar consumption in yeast. The last installment of a nine-part Life Science unit considers how scientists can use yeast to clean up a sugar as a way of biomediation.

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CCSS: Designed
NGSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Invite an environmental engineer to give a presentation
Classroom Considerations

  • Learners need to be able to determine the volume of a sphere
  • Activity requires various materials; see resource for complete list

  • Includes worksheet with answer key
  • Provides some troubleshooting tips and safety considerations

  • None
Common Core