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ERIC Number: EJ1044264
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Oct
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0002-7685
Making Microbiology Even Smaller!
Young, Linda Mull; Motz, Vicki Abrams
American Biology Teacher, v75 n8 p552-558 Oct 2013
We outline protocols for producing slant-minis (SLINIs) and mini-deeps (MEEPs) and examples of their use in simple microbiology experiments suitable for high school students. The principal benefits of these protocols are decreased cost associated with significantly reduced media use; easier, less expensive disposal of waste; and increased safety by switching from glass tubes to nonbreakable plastic. Additionally, these protocols can be utilized as hands-on reinforcement of concepts of pH, metabolism, and digestion.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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