For the curious student wanting to do their science fair project on microbes:
Lighting a bunsen burner.
Sterilizing an inoculating loop
How to streak agar plates.
Inoculating agar slants.
How to create a bacterial "lawn" on an agar plate.
Disposal and proper autoclaving microbiological waste.
Always wash your hands when done!
Performing and interpreting serial dilutions.
Preparing and pouring agar plates.
M9 minimal media.
Performing and interpreting a Gram stain.
Use of the microscope.
Low-tech method for preparing anaerobic broth media.
Where to find/purchase equipment and reagents
Protective gear: gloves, lab coat, safety goggles.
for lighting the burner.
Non-flame heat source for sterilizing inoculating loops.
Nichrome wire inoculating loops
, disposable loops, and low-tech alternatives.
Autoclaves, and low(er)-tech alternatives.
Pipettes and pipettors.
Commonly used media for aerobic culturing