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ERIC Number: EJ750240
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Oct
Pages: 5
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0002-7685
Why Finish Your Antibiotics? A Novel, Hands-On, Classroom Approach for Teaching the Dynamics of Antibiotic Resistance
Wassmer, Gary T.; Kipe-Nolt, Judith A.; Chayko, Catherine A.
American Biology Teacher, v68 n8 p476-480 Oct 2006
We present an effective, engaging, and fun method for teaching how the use or misuse of antibiotics can select for resistant strains of bacteria. This method uses candy as a substitute for strains of bacteria varying in resistance to a given antibiotic. Results and discussion are presented in the context of this emerging healthcare crisis.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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