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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

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)
Lesson Plans
Student Worksheet
Microbial Mix Up Assessment
Microbial Organisms
Microbial Pie Chart

population percentage, DNA, microorganisms, soil

Last updated: 4/3/2022