The Good, the Bad, and the Complex Part 1: The Good—Lactic Acid Bacteria

These materials were developed by an ABE Master Teacher as part of the ABE Master Teacher Fellowship. Students investigate some of the claims companies make about probiotics and learn several key techniques in biotechnology (including aseptic technique, spreading, pipetting, sterilization using a burner, etc.). They also integrate a fair amount of math in order to cross-check companies' claims and also to plan for and perform serial dilutions.

Class sessions

5+

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Resource Type
Teaching Materials
Lab-based
Appropriate Ages
Upper Secondary
Resource Topic
Data Science
Lab Techniques
Pipetting
Precision Medicine