Antibiotic Resistance Lab

Antibiotic Resistance Lab

In the spring of 2009, K12 Inc.’s Biology team was looking for a series of virtual labs to help offset the cost of sending very expensive kits to their charter school students. A science kit to teach antibiotic resistance could easily cost several hundred dollars and could be potentially dangerous. After meeting with the Science content specialists, we began sketching out several virtual labs that could provide the verisimilitude students would require mirroring a real-world experience.

This activity takes students through all the lab procedures scientists would use to test antibiotics. Students will learn how to sterilize the wire loop and scrape into the gel medium properly. Students will learn how to measure the disc diffusion to determine what antibiotic works best within the simulation.

  • Client K12 Inc.
  • Date August 19, 2019
  • Tags User Interface

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