The chemistry of the bacterial cell is brought into focus in this inquiry-based laboratory kit, as students examine bacteria and their interaction with the environment.
- Examine metabolism, cellular chemistry, and the role of bacteria in both disease and food microbiology
- Follow Koch's postulates to identify the causative agent for disease
- Isolate and culture yogurt-causing bacteria
- Learn microbiology skills and sterile technique
The microbes and health kit allows you to set up a scenario in which students get to discover the cause of a new disease called 'yoghurtness' - an affliction of 'healthy' milk that causes it to become acidic and thick. What causes yogurtness? Your students join Robert Koch, Louis Pasteur, and the founders of modern microbiology in a thrilling search to find the bacterial culprit behind this new disease. Using microscopes, agar plates, and their powers of observation, students identify the bacteria used to produce yoghurt.
Three-session laboratory activity, 45 min. per session.
Delivery information: Kit includes ampicillin, LB nutrient agar and broth, E. coli strain HB101 K-12, curriculum, and more. Kit will ship immediately upon receipt of order unless specified otherwise at check-out.