Microbes, including bacteria, are living organisms that are too small to be seen with the naked eye. In this Edvotek experiment, students will do two experiments to explore the properties of bacterial growth. First, they will determine a bacteria's ability to resist the antibiotic ampicillin, then they will test different household cleaners to determine which is most effective at preventing bacterial growth.
Kit includes: Ampicillin, E. coli BactoBeads™, bottle of ReadyPour™ Agar (sterile), bottle of Recovery Broth, petri plates (small & large), plastic microtipped transfer pipets, wrapped 10 mL pipet (sterile), swabs (sterile), microcentrifuge tubes, and disks for antibiotics.
All you need: Microwave oven, adjustable volume micropipette (50-50µl and 50-200µl recommended), incubation oven (37° C), pipet pumps or bulbs, marking pens, gloves and safety goggles, a variety of household cleaners.
Time required: Complete in 2 Lab Periods (24 Hours).
For 10 Lab Groups.