Observing bread mould: Can we grow some mould on bread in a plastic bag and then open the bag to transfer some mould onto a glass slide, with glycerine and a coverslip to view under a microscope?
Bacteria in yoghurt: Are yoghurt strains of bacteria suitable for use in schools? Are they safe to use in the biology practical “What causes Yogurtness”?
Genetic modification of bacteria: I’d like to make transgenic bacteria by placing a jellyfish gene producing Green Fluorescent Protein (GFP) into E. coli.
Using E. coli bacteria in schools: A student is planning an experiment and would like to grow E. coli pili 1 strain and test antibotics on it. Can this strain of E.
- Year Senior Secondary > Science Inquiry Skills > Planning and conducting
Agar plate storage in the fridge: Is it necessary to store the agar plates upside down in the fridge? As in the school we are attending to so many things that we are sometimes in a hurry to check
Autoclaving microbiological waste: we have just purchased an autoclave, however it has minimal instructions and no preprogrammed settings.
Gene induction experiment?: A teacher has asked about the possibility of setting up an experiment to induce expression of β-galactosidase in E.
Microbiology: 2016 draft of the new senior syllabus: In reference to the QLD Biology 2016 Draft Senior Syllabus: The Unit 2, Topic 2.2 Infectious Disease, (MANDATORY practical: Investigate the eff
- Year Senior Secondary > Science Understanding > Biological Sciences
looking at decomposers -Micro biology experiment: This micro biology experiment looks at fungi and bacteria on grass. With the Biological controls ACT and the concerns of late about cultivation u
Use of antibiotics (amoxycil) in experiments: Our Year 12 Biology classes do an EEI (Extended Experimental Investigation) looking at the effect of antimicrobials on bacteria. We have had a student