COSM

Funky Breathe Lab

Activity Summary
Students learn about the ubiquity of bacteria and the the diverse nature of those organisms.  Also, they discover proper biosafety techniques including handwashing and disposal of biohazardous materials in order to prevent illness and contamination. Bacterial resistance to antibiotics is discussed and related to the medical field.

Grade Levels
9-12

Learning Objectives
1. Explain the diversity of bacteria
2. Understand that bacteria causes illness
3. Demonstrate the safely handling and disposal of bacteria

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Keywords
bacteria, biosafety, antibiotic resistance, biodiversity, taxonomy, microbiology

Last updated: 6/16/2015

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