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In this activity (on pages 24-34), learners explore the four-part stomach of cows (and other grazing animals called ruminants), and compare it to the human one-part stomach and its digestive process.
What Do You Know About Microbes?Add to list Details
This is a series of quick activities/demos and pre-assessment tools that evaluate learners' current understanding of microbes and introduce them to basic information about microbes.
Herbal MedicinesAdd to list Details
In this open-ended multicultural lab activity, learners investigate the effectiveness of herbal remedies.
In this activity, learners use coverslips to collect organisms from a pond, estuary or marine environment and then examine what they have caught with a microscope.
Are Microbes Alive?
In this activity (on pages 19-21 of the PDF) learners observe mold growing on potatoes. Preparation for this activity has to start a week before, to allow time for the mold to grow on the potatoes.
Observing Different MicrobesAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners use a microscope to examine three different microbes: bacteria, yeast and paramecia. Educator will need to prepare the yeast solution one day before the activity.
Chemical Methods of ControlAdd to list Details
In this lab, learners evaluate the relative effectiveness of various chemical substances (i.e. garlic powder, bathroom cleaner, mouthwash, etc.) as antimicrobial agents.
Modeling an HIV ParticleAdd to list Details
This activity helps learners visualize the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) by constructing three-dimensional HIV particle models from paper.
Magnifying and Observing CellsAdd to list Details
In this activity related to microbes, learners make slides of cells from an onion skin and Elodea (American or Canadian waterweed) to observe under a microscope.
Kimchee Fermentation Chamber
Learners make kimchee or sauerkraut, which is really just fermented cabbage, in a 2-liter plastic bottle.
Tools of MagnificationAdd to list Details
In this activity related to microbes, learners use water drops and hand lenses to begin the exploration of magnification. This activity also introduces learners to the microscope.
Comparing Sizes of MicroorganismsAdd to list Details
In this activity related to microbes, learners create scale models of microorganisms and compare relative sizes of common bacteria, viruses, fungi and protozoa using metric measures: meters, centimete
Microbes are EverywhereAdd to list Details
In this four-day activity, learners grow bacteria and/or fungi from a variety of locations and compare the results.
In this activity, learners make balloon models of disease-causing bacteria.
The Variety and Roles of MicrobesAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners use sets of cards to assign microorganisms to different groups.