Quantification of Escherichia coli Contamination in Water

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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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Instructional Ideas
  • Assign the first two handouts as homework to establish the necessary background information
Classroom Considerations
  • Assumes a solid understanding of water quality, prokaryotic cells, and enzymes
  • Experiment requires specific equipment and materials
Pros
  • Includes both a student and teacher handout
  • Gives specific ideas for planning and facilitating the lesson
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