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2 class periods of 45 minutes each
Students grow microorganisms in cultures to see the large number of microorganisms around us.
For Individual or Small Groups (2-3) of Students:
Student will grow microorganisms in this lesson. A medium is needed to foster the growth of the organisms. Although petri dishes and nutrient agar can be used, they are not necessary. Wonderful cultures can be grown on bread and potatoes. If you would like to use nutrient agar, it can be obtain from Powell Laboratories 1-800-547-1733. The agar will come with preparation instructions. Sterile petri dishes can often be obtained from a local hospital or university.
Special Instructional Note:
Two different sets of instructions are given below for the different mediums that may be used. Regardless of the medium used, students should record their observations.
Consider having them include the following elements:
Assess student's written experiment records using the Experiment Rubric below.