13. Viruses and Bacteria

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13. Viruses and Bacteria

Bacteria are single celled organisms that live on almost every corner of the earth. Bacteria can also get a hold of new genes through viruses, which work as vectors when infecting bacteria by transferring DNA in transduction. In this experiment, the kids will infect their antibiotic resistant bacteria with a bacteriophage. The purpose of this workshop is for students to understand the difference between a virus and bacteria.

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Video Training for Science In The City

Space Cadets Initiative

1. Litter, Fuel, and Earth. Oh my!
2. Biological Ninjas
3. Plast(ic) Off! - Water Rockets
4. Journey Through Space
5. Its Not Rocket Science. Oh Wait, It Is!
6. Pork Choppin'
7. The Drone Zone
8. Rover Mission

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9. DNA Extraction
10. Heredity
11. Gene Expression
12. Evolution
13. Viruses and Bacteria
14. Biodiversity
15. Epidemiology
16. Research Methods

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