|MadSci Network: Microbiology|
Please can you help? My third grade daughter has come up with a science project on her own this year. I didn't want to discourage her, but I know enough to know that she can't look for bacteria with a magnify glass. She thought the dirt she saw through it was bacteria. Here is her question: Do Bacteria go away when you bake water? (not boil but bake). Her Hypothesis: Yes. I think the bacteria will go away because the heat will burn the bacteria. How can I help her test this? We can get a microscope from the school. Any suggestions? Our alternative is to replicate a crystal project from a book, She was so excited about thinking up the question, after playing with water and the magnify glass, that I hate to discourage her from doing this. Thank you for your help. Sharon
Re: Would baking water remove all bacteria, and how to test?
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