CLEAPSS Supporting practical science and technology
CLEAPSS Microbiology Resources
Bacteria writingPreparing and teaching successful microbiology takes time and knowledge. Resource preparation needs planning because some resources can be prepared in advanced whilst others need to be prepared closer to when they are needed. Careful planning will help alleviate stress in the prep room and avoid last minute orders, which may not be physically possible. The guidance below is designed to help you organise and manage microbiology.

Microbiology Resources
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Briefly lists all CLEAPSS documents relevant to school microbiology.
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Describes the legal requirements concerned with school microbiology, and outlines the how the skills of the staff and students determine the activities that can be carried out.
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Describes how to maintain stock cultures throughout the year using the slope from the supplier (mother slope).
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A list of key terms used in microbiology.
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Describes disinfectants available for school microbiology and explains something of how each works so that the user can make informed decisions about which to use.
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Provides an overview of the methods available to schools.
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Describes best practice in labelling plates and cultures. Also describes how to tape the plates to avoid obstructing the observation of growth, and  the intricacies of incubation.
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Covers how to steam sterilise and dry sterilise resources for microbiology.
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Describes how to sub-culture for class use, and provides three methods of sub-culturing.
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Describes techniques needed for pour and lawn plates and when each might be appropriate..
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