Microbes and Me/background

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Theme: Microorgansims in the environment


  • basic culture skills (sterile technique)
  • Where microbes live
  • basic prok. cell structure?
  • prok vs euk?

Lesson plan/activities:

  • talk about saftey and health issues
  • Swab appropriate places to see if microbes are present
  • Transfer to sterile agar plates using proper techniques
  • let cultures grow (room temp?)
  • observe growth (talk about modes growth?) "math connection"
  • explain what they are looking at (colonies, prok v. euk, and maybe basic cell structures)