Water Microbiology Teacher Resources

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Is It Clean or Just Unseen? Dirty Water and the Naked Eye

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How dirty is the water you consume? Pupils investigate a contaminated water source to determine the bacterial cell count. They participate in a discussion once results are obtained and relate this to drinking water and health safety.
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Controlling Water Activity in Food

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Food storage matters! Scholars learn how the amount of water in corn can affect its rate of spoilage. They create a control group, then test three corn samples stored in three different locations for water activity. As a result of the...
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Bacteria in Drinking Water And Water Purification

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers explore how sewer systems can contribute to water pollution and perform an experiment to see how well a water purification technique can protect against water-born microbial illnesses. They compare the bacterial growth...
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Quantification of Escherichia coli Contamination in Water

For Students 9th - 12th
A comprehensive lesson plan teaches scholars about the contamination effects of water. By testing local water sources for contaminants, young scientists connect the concepts at a personal level.
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Water Microbes and Human Health

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers research the possible sources and human health effects of microbes found in recreational and drinking water. They explore the range of negative outcomes of contact with contaminated recreational and drinking water by...
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Pond Scum: Investigating Microorganisms

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
Sometimes things can be hidden in plain sight. Assist your young biologists as they explore the hidden lives of microorganisms surviving in water. Pupils bring samples of water to class and view these under the microscope to witness the...
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Don’t Drink the Water: Investigating a Cholera Epidemic

For Teachers 9th - 12th
A stellar microbiology lesson in which high schoolers become epidemiologists and test simulated stool samples (molasses and water) for a disease-causing pathogen. They use findings to determine if an epidemic was caused by drinking...
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Microbiology Design Challenge

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners discover dangers to human health by researching what's in our drinking water.  In this water purification lesson, students discuss the conditions of water in undeveloped countries and why it is unsafe to drink.  Learners work in...
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Barf Bag Microbiology

For Teachers 4th - 10th
Learners investigate and determine which types of carbohydrates Baker's yeast prefers. They crumble Cheerios, Smarties, and Fruit Loops and feed them to the yeast and watch what happens, when the bags begin to barf.
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Water Filtration

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students explore, analyze, study and demonstrate the procedures that municipal water plants may use to purify water for drinking. They cover the clean water processes of aeration, coagulation, sedimentation, filtration and disinfection.
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Stream Quality Assessment

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students investigate many of the factors that affect water quality. They take measurements and water samples at a local stream and evaluate the health of their community's watershed. They write a report detailing their findings.
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Bacteria Wanted Poster Research Project

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Bacteria and viruses are responsible for mass carnage, so what better way to learn about them than through creating a wanted poster? The wanted poster idea can be used for many different topics, so if you aren't teaching about bacteria,...
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Microscopic Organisms

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students identify five organisms present in a drop of pond water using a virtual website. In this biology lesson, students research the characteristics of these organisms. They capture images and prepare a report about their findings.
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Serial Dilutions Made Easy

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students improve their skills and comprehend the particular application for which serial dilutions are a tool. Serial dilutions are often used in microbiology, biotechnology, and in chemistry classes, to name just a few.
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Bacteriology

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students determine what bacteria need to survive. In this microbiology lesson, students observe behavior of bacterial colonies. They complete their lab report and formulate conclusion.
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How Does Fluorescence Work?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
Here's a video that will light up your day! Young scientists learn about fluorescence by watching an engaging video in the ACS Reactions series. They also study the uses of fluorescence in microbiology, quantum dots, and forensic science.
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Microbiology Lesson

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students collect water samples and use a microscope to find bacteria in the samples. They categorize the different bacteria they find, determine the number of colonies there are, and predict how the bacteria levels might affect animals...
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Comparing Microscopic Organisms in Fresh and Polluted Water: An Invitation To Inquiry

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Pupils have the opportunity to develop and formulate ideas and explanations through the scientific standard of inquiry. They identify organisms by using an identification key for specific aquatic geographical area.
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Microbiology Lesson Plan Aseptic Technique

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Students examine the importance of aseptic technique, become familiar with media plates, and general microbiology techniques. They study the benefits and dangers of bacteria and other microorganisms in their lives.
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Digestion of Starch: Microbes

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Sugar isn't good for you, but it's great for microbes. A simple experiment has pupils investigate the digestion of starch by microbes to produce sugars. They apply two bacterial cultures, an amylase solution, and distilled water on a...
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Digestion of Protein: Microbes

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Milk the resource for all it's worth. Young biologists perform assay techniques to test the digestion of protein. They place bacterial samples, fungal samples, trypsin solution, and distilled water on a milk-agar plate to see the effects...
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Microbes

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Microbiology beginners feed different sweetening agents to yeast and measure carbon dioxide production to estimate energy contained in each. They set the trials up in zip-top plastic baggies and then measure gas volume by water...
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Viewing Bacteria

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Have you ever wanted to know the true structure of E.coli? Does the thought of peering into its "small world" sound exciting? Here is a lesson that allows pupils the ability to do just that. Blossoming microbiologists use microscopes to...
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Palm Use in Biology

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students view bacteria through a microscope. They draw and label the bacteria using microbiology software loaded onto their Palms.

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