Microbial Control: How to Kill Bacteria
Virtual Microbiology Classroom of Science Prof Online
Lab #5: Microbial Control Lab Materials
This is the main page for the Microbial Control Laboratory Topic of an 8-week introductory college microbiology class. This lab exposes students to various methods (heat, UV radiation, antibiotics and chemicals) used to kill bacteria and other microbes.
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ADDITIONAL REQUIRED READINGS
MICROBIAL CONTROL HELPFUL LINKS
These are links to useful articles, animations and videos to help students better understand the laboratory exercise.
- Play Pandemic 2 a video game of strategy, where you try to become a successful pandemic microbe and infect the world. My teenage, crazy-smart daughter recommends this one to you.
MICROBIAL CONTROL LAB POWERPOINT
The Lab PowerPoints are used to introduce the material in the related Lab Exercise Instructions & Report Assignment.
Printing: The best way for students to print out the PowerPoint Show is to download the PDF version. Select Print, and, when the Print screen comes up, go to the Print Handling options. Under Page Scaling, select "Multiple pages per sheet", Under Pages per sheet, select "2". That uses up less paper, placing two slides on each page.
- Lab Exercise Instructions
- Links to images related to the lab
NOTE: Students must review all material in categories highlighted with red titles PRIOR TO ATTENDING LAB in order to be prepared to participate.
MICROBIAL CONTROL LAB DOCS
The Lab Exercise Instructions provide a thorough explanation of the lab topic, as well as detailed directions on how to complete the lab exercise. The Lab Assignment is the report that students complete and turn in. Students will be completing the IN-LAB EXPERIMENTS unless told otherwise.
IN LAB EXPERIMENTS:
AT HOME EXPERIMENT:
You have free access to a large collection of materials used in a college-level introductory microbiology course. The Virtual Microbiology Classroom provides a wide range of free educational resources including PowerPoint Lectures, Study Guides, Review Questions and Practice Test Questions.
HOME MICROBIOLOGY EXPERIMENT FROM SPO
TSY agar with sample from dirty dishes on top (note bacterial colonies that grew), and sample from cleaned dishes on bottom.
Page last updated: 2/2016