An Excellent Look at a Complex Biological Environment
- Observe soil microorganisms
- Practice sterile lab techniques
The activities in this set are designed to help students see the variety of microscopic life that can be found in the soil, including organisms from the Monera, Fungi, and Protista kingdoms. Students will learn sterile techniques and microbiology skills as they culture selective types of microbes that are found in soil, and then examine the rate of growth. They will also make slides and learn staining technique as they observe their organisms under the microscope. You will get enough materials for 15 setups, a teacher’s guide, and student copymaster.