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    In this four-day activity, learners grow bacteria and/or fungi from a variety of locations and compare the results. They will learn that microbes are everywhere; some such as bacteria and fungi...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 7 days
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    American Society for Microbiology
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    Learners perform serial dilutions of water with dye and of water mixed with soil. They take a sample from the most dilute solution of water and soil and spread it over an agar plate to incubate...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 14 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    National Health Museum
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    In this lab, learners evaluate the relative effectiveness of various chemical substances (i.e. garlic powder, bathroom cleaner, mouthwash, etc.) as antimicrobial agents. Learners use the agar...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 11 - 18 4 to 24 hours
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    This experiment allows learners to experience a small scale "epidemic," demonstrating the ease with which disease organisms are spread, and enables learners to determine the originator of...

    Over $20 per group Ages 14 - adult 4 to 24 hours
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    In this series of exercises, learners predict the conditions necessary for bacterial growth, test their predictions and at the same time practice the aseptic techniques and safety procedures needed...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 14 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    In this activity related to plant biotechnology, learners use the tissue culture process to rapidly produce clones (genetic copies) of a particular plant (cauliflower, rose cuttings, African violet...

    Over $20 per group Ages 11 - 18 1 to 12 months