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Microbes Are Everywhere

Author(s): Nancy Moreno, PhD, Barbara Tharp, MS, Deanne B. Erdmann, MS, Sonia Rahmati Clayton, PhD, and James P. Denk, MA

Where Do Microbes Live and Grow?

Have students suggest places they think microbes might live and grow. Ask, Do you think there are any microbes in this room? 

List and discuss their ideas. Encourage students to share their ideas about how to determine if microbes are present in a particular place or on a particular object. Ask students if they ever have seen bacteria grown on agar plates.

Funded by the following grant(s)

Science Education Partnership Award, NIH

Science Education Partnership Award, NIH

Grant Number: 5R25RR018605