|MadSci Network: Microbiology|
If you were designing a microbiology unit (specifically bacteria) for a high school class-what would you BE SURE to include? I would have access to bunsen burners, TSA Plates(petri), gram stain, microscopes, and students would already understand sterile technique. I will not have access to an incubator. So, what would you MAKE SURE to cover? what would need to be covered so they would be ready for a college micro or beginning bio class? I have a few ideas myself-such as the "ubiquity of microorganisms" where students swab several areas around the lab and then swab that onto a TSA plate and let sit overnite, so they can get an accurate picture of how bacteria are really everywhere. Hope this is enough info and i really appreciate your help, thanks-nate.
Re: What topics/labs would you include if limited to 5 or 10 days?
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