Science & Nature

Biology Petri Dish Bacteria Lab: Bacteria Around Us (Grades 6-12)

This Biology lab is a great supplement to your science curriculum. The class will focus on the unseen bacteria around us as students are given step-by-step directions on how to collect bacteria safely into agar petri dishes for the lab.
Mrs. Collins, Certified Science Teacher
15 total reviews for this teacher
New class

40 minutes

per class

Once per week

over 3 weeks


year olds


learners per class

per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

How Outschool Works

Available Times

Pacific Time

Sun Sep 11

Sep 11 - Sep 25 (3 weeks)
11pm - 11:40pm
Outside 6am-10pm in your local time.

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Class Experience

-learn about microbes that are invisible around us each day
-demonstrate how to take a sample of bacterial safely
-explain the difference in qualitative and quantitative data
-learn the steps needed to add variables to experiments
-learn how to discuss and share data in a group setting effectively 
Mrs. Collins has been teaching science for 22 years. She has a great love for science experiments and labs, and is a true believer that learning by doing helps with comprehension. 
Students will be making independent samples outside of the live session.
 1 file available upon enrollment
In order to complete this lab, families will need to purchase pre filled agar petri dishes online. These can be found at Carolina Biological, Amazon or other science websites. notepad pencil or pen clear tape gallon ziploc bags q tips gloves hand santizer
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
A short fun assessment will be given at the end of the session to test comprehension over microbes and the process of collection. 
40 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Parents and students will be provided written and verbal instructions on how to collect the bacteria safely. Students should seal the dishes after the collection, and not open them again. When the lab is over, parents are asked to seal up the petri dishes in ziploc bags before disposing of them in the trash. 


Mrs. Collins, Certified Science Teacher
Lives in the United States
Certified Science Teacher, Masters in Science and Gifted Education
15 total reviews
21 completed classes

About Me

Hello and welcome to my page! I am a certified science teacher with 22 years of experience. I love finding unique ways to show students that science can be fun. 

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