COSM

Microbial Mix Up

Activity Summary
Students will identify microorganisms using short DNA sequences and will utilize the results to graph the population percentage of species found in a “soil sample.”

Grade Levels
9-12

Learning Objectives
1. Calculate population percentage of species in a “sample”
2. Analyze short sequences of DNA
3. Show the result in graph format

Lesson Materials (view or download)
PowerPoint
Lesson Plans
Student Worksheet
Microbial Mix Up Assessment
Microbial Organisms
Microbial Pie Chart

Keywords
population percentage, DNA, microorganisms, soil

Last updated: 3/2/2015

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