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Antibiotic Resistance—Student Laboratory Kit

By: The Flinn Staff

Item #: FB1928 

Price: $31.38

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In the Antibiotic Resistance Laboratory Kit for microbiology, obtain data by tracking the population of different strains of bacteria. Make sure to finish your medicine.

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Make sure to finish your medicine! Many prescription bottles warn of the importance to take on time as directed and to finish the entire contents of the bottle. What happens if the patient misses a dose or if he decides to stop taking the medication? Students will obtain data by tracking the population of three different strains of bacteria, represented by three different colored bingo chips, throughout the antibiotic treatment. When the antibiotics are taken on time, every time, the bacteria will gradually become eliminated starting with the least resistant to most resistant. However, if a dose (or more) is missed the bacterial populations will grow. Students will construct a graph of their results and analyze the effects of the antibiotics on three strains having different antibiotic resistance levels. Witness students’ expressions as they finally understand the why the elusive prescription directions are so important! This student activity kit comes complete with enough materials for 30 students working in pairs, pre-activity questions, reproducible student worksheet and post lab questions, and Teacher Notes.


Materials Included in Kit: 
Bingo chips, transparent, blue, ¾", 250
Bingo chips, transparent, red, ¾", 325
Bingo chips, transparent, yellow, ¾", 250
Die, 7/16" (12 mm), 15

Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Developing and using models
Analyzing and interpreting data
Using mathematics and computational thinking
Constructing explanations and designing solutions
Engaging in argument from evidence

Disciplinary Core Ideas

MS-LS1.B: Growth and Development of Organisms
MS-LS3.A: Inheritance of Traits
MS-LS4.B: Natural Selection
MS-LS4.C: Adaptation
HS-LS1.B: Growth and Development of Organisms
HS-LS3.A: Inheritance of Traits
HS-LS4.B: Natural Selection
HS-LS4.C: Adaptation

Crosscutting Concepts

Cause and effect
Systems and system models
Stability and change

Performance Expectations

MS-LS1-5. Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for how environmental and genetic factors influence the growth of organisms.
MS-LS3-2. Develop and use a model to describe why asexual reproduction results in offspring with identical genetic information and sexual reproduction results in offspring with genetic variation.
MS-LS4-4. Construct an explanation based on evidence that describes how genetic variations of traits in a population increase some individuals’ probability of surviving and reproducing in a specific environment.
MS-LS4-6. Use mathematical representations to support explanations of how natural selection may lead to increases and decreases of specific traits in populations over time.
HS-LS3-3. Apply concepts of statistics and probability to explain the variation and distribution of expressed traits in a population.
HS-LS4-3. Apply concepts of statistics and probability to support explanations that organisms with an advantageous heritable trait tend to increase in proportion to organisms lacking this trait.
HS-LS4-5. Evaluate the evidence supporting claims that changes in environmental conditions may result in (1) increases in the number of individuals of some species, (2) the emergence of new species over time, and (3) the extinction of other species.