Wilburworld of Science

Lab:  Preparing Agar for Bacteria Cultures - Students prepare agar mixture, sterilize mixture in autoclave and utilize sterile technique pouring media into sterile petri dishes.  Students observe colonies of bacteria.
Lab:  Gram Staining of Bacteria - Students stain and examine morphological characteristics of bacteria under the microscope.

After completing this lab, students will 
  • understand why microscopic examination is a useful tool in classification and treatment of infectious diseases

Lab:  Biochemical Screening of Bacteria - Students chemically examination using the Enterotube bacterial identification system.

After completing this lab, students sill
  • use the results from a biochemical screening test to identify an infectious organism
Disease Diagnostics         
Unit 5: Infectious Diseases
Bacteria, Antibiotics & Resistance
May 6, Tues, Day B
May 7, Wed, Day C
May 8, Thur, Day D
May 9, Fri, Day E
Modeling/Investigation:  Natural Selection of Antibiotic Resistance  
Students model the effects of antibiotics on the population of the disease causing bacteria during infection.  

After completing this lab, students will
  • understand why it is important to take an antibiotic as prescribed and why antibiotics should not be over prescribed

Notes/Lab:  Diagnosing Bacterial Infections - Microscopic Observations
Students will learn basic bacterial structure, functions and classifications. 

After participating in this discussion, students will
  • know basic bacterial structure, function and classification

Lab:  Gram Staining of Bacteria - Students stain and examine morphological characteristics of bacteria under the microscope.

After completing this lab, students will 
  • understand why microscopic examination is a useful tool in classification and treatment of infectious diseases

Lab:  Bacteria Cultures - Students observe colonies of bacteria.
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