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Classroom Activities

Activity
Description
Elementary (Grades 3-6)
Fungus I Carbon dioxide production by yeast.
Fungus II The growth of fungi on plates.
Skin Disinfectant Lab The effectiveness of disinfectants on skin.
Yeast Model The transmission of disease by microorganisms.
 Middle School (Grades 6-8)
Swell Lab Carbon dioxide production by yeast.
Spice Up Your Life Antimicrobial activity of spices.
What is Biodegradable? The decomposition of organic and inorganic materials.
Veggie Soup Soft rot in vegetables caused by Erwinia carotovora.
Aaaaah...Cchhooo! Transmission of disease.
Stain A simple stain for bacteria.
Something's Fishy The nitrogen cycle in a fish tank.
 High School (Grades 9-12)
Coming Clean with Enzymes* Enzyme action in bacteria.
How Long Will I Be Blue* Fermentation of sugar by yeast.
Rumbly in my Tummy* Lactose intolerance including recipe for making yogurt.
It's a Gas* Fermentation of sugar by yeast.
Something's Glowing Bacterial fluorescence.
Slick Oil* Oil degradation by bacteria.
They're Everywhere* Food microbiology and methods of food preservation.
Something's Rotten in the Vegetable Bin* A model for disease transmission using vegetables.
Bugs that make Drugs that Kill Bugs Antibotic production by microbes.
Cultivating Yogurt The microbiology of yogurt.
Root Nodulation Microbes Fertilize Plants
Bacteria in Milk Milk microbiology.
Disinfectants Consumer Report on Common Household Disinfectants.
Water Quality Water quality lab.
Bacillus Isolate a strain of the bacterium Bacillus from soil.
Is Bleach a Good Disinfectant lab? Determine the concentration of bleach that kills E. coli.
Micropipettor Quantitative analysis of micropipettor skills.