Surface Microbe Hunter Activities
Students discover factors that influence the growth and removal of surface microbes, design and evaluate cleaning protocols, and compare the effectiveness of antimicrobial materials. Activities and topics include surface characteristics, microbial diversity, biofilms, surface microbe identification, sanitizers and disinfectants. STEM extension activities ask How Clean Are Kitchen Sponges? And use popular mousepads to answer Do Antimicrobials Keep Products Cleaner?