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Biology Petri Dish Lab (Flex 4 Week Program: Grow Your Own Bacteria)

Interested in learning about germs? Come learn how to collect bacteria in your home, grow it, write a lab report, and identify the bacteria found.
Mrs. Collins, Certified Teacher
19 total reviews for this teacher
New class
No live meetings
Over 4 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per week

How does a "Flex" course work?

No scheduled live video chats
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great if your learner prefers independent pacing or is uncomfortable with live video chat

Available Times


Sun, Oct 16

Oct 16 – 23 (4 weeks)
Flexible Time

Sun, Nov 6

Nov 6 – 27 (4 weeks)
Flexible Time
Don't see a time that works for you?


Class Experience

-students will learn about lab protocol and safety
-students will demonstrate safe bacteria collection techniques
-students will present a project showing their lab data and protocols followed
Mrs. Collins is a certified science teacher with 22 years of experience in the classroom and lab. 
Students will be completing a 4 week project. The project will end with a presentation and posterboard. Students do not have to show their face if they do not feel comfortable they can create a slideshow presentation if they prefer instead. 
**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. Please purchase a minimum of 5 dishes. notepad pencil or pen clear tape gallon ziploc bags q tips gloves hand sanitizer posterboard (any color)
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
A mini assessment will be given, but it will be optional.
No live meetings, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Parents, we will be collecting bacteria. Students will be swabbing areas of their home to grow bacteria in sealed containers. I do ask that students throw away the containers at the end of the 4 weeks and I encourage everyone to wear gloves. 
The instructor used the following: Holt Biology Textbook and Brenau Microbiology Textbook 

Students will not need to purchase any curriculum it will be provided by the instructor in a teacher created slideshow. 


Mrs. Collins, Certified Teacher
Lives in the United States
Come learn about science from a certified teacher with 22 years of experience.
19 total reviews
30 completed classes

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