Sugar Spill! Bioremediation Cleanup Experiment

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From TeachEngineering - In this activity, students act as environmental engineers involved with the clean up of a toxic spill. Using bioremediation as the process, students select which bacteria they will use to eat up the pollutant spilled. Students learn how engineers use bioremediation to make organism degrade harmful chemicals. Engineers must make sure bacteria have everything they need to live and degrade contaminants for bioremediation to happen. Students learn about the needs of living th

Performance Expectations

5-ESS3-1   Obtain and combine information about ways individual communities use science ideas to protect the Earth’s resources and environment.

MS-ETS1-4   Develop a model to generate data for iterative testing and modification of a proposed object, tool, or process such that an optimal design can be achieved.