Winogradsky Columns: Microbial Ecology in the Classroom

This Winogradsky Columns: Microbial Ecology in the Classroom activity & project also includes:

Winogradsky columns are ideal for observing the role of bacteria and other microorganisms in an ecosystem. This student activity guide is complete with data tables for observations and analysis questions for processing what was observed. There is an accompanying lecture series, Changing Planet: Past, Present, Future that can be used with high school or college biology classes.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Pros

  • A high-quality lecture series is available in video form for you to use in a flipped classroom scenario
  • Well-organized student activity sheets walk lab groups through the setup and observation process
  • Adaptable to Common Core standards for literacy in science
Cons

  • The teacher activity notes are helpful, but do not provide step-by-step instructions for constructing the column; you will need to refer to the student activity page for materials and activity directions
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