Bacteria and Antibiotics

Date: 4/3/2020
Time: 3:00 PM
Duration: 30 minutes
Presenter(s): Erin McKechnie
Audience: grade 5-8
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Activity description:

Since their discovery in 1928, antibiotics have saved millions of lives from fatal bacterial infections. Join DNALC instructor Erin as she explores the role that antibiotics play in the treatment of bacterial infections. Learn how bacteria is cultured and observe the effect of two separate antibiotics on two different strains of bacteria. Using your knowledge of bacteria and antibiotics, help us solve a mystery in the lab!

Students will:
• Discuss the relationship between bacteria and antibiotics
• Understand the function of antibiotics
• Learn the history of antibiotics