Gram Staining

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Scholars use a lab simulation to test contaminated yogurt for bacteria by gram staining. They learn proper lab procedures for handling bacteria and for sterilizing equipment, and then walk through the process on their own to try gram staining. Finally, they analyze their results to determine what type of bacteria is growing in the yogurt.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Use to introduce good and bad bacteria and their health benefits and risks
  • Review lab techniques and procedures before completing experiment in class
Classroom Considerations
  • Expects participants completed the Bacteria Sampling virtual lab 
Pros
  • Provides application to food safety
  • Interactive tool is engaging
Cons
  • None
Common Core