Re-create “Pollution” and Observe Bacteria’s Degradation Abilities
- Linked to a real world scenario
- Includes a teacher's guide
- Estimated class/lab time required: 90 minutes over one lab session and three follow-up sessions
Students will be able to study bioremediation, a process that uses naturally occurring organisms to degrade hazardous waste into nontoxic materials, and assess its potential as a viable method of cleaning waste sites with our unique lab activity. In an investigation that spans one 45-minute lab session and three brief, 15-minute follow-up sessions, students grow a naturally occurring bacterial strain and observe its degrading properties on completely safe, simulated “chemical waste”.
Ordering information: Includes enough materials for six setups, a teacher’s guide, and student copymaster. An incubator, required, is available separately. Coupon included for perishable materials. Redeem by phone or e-mail.