Microbiology Exploration

We offer a variety of interesting and fun science and biotech workshops for students at secondary levels.* Registration Flow and Payment Method

Fun of Hand-Washing – Illustration of Washing Effectiveness by Florescent Gel(Course Code: BML-SM-01)For Secondary 1-2Duration: ~30-45 min
Student can learn about different kinds of microorganisms, and the associations of microorganisms with human from a short lecture. They can check the effectiveness of hand-washing using fluorescent gel, and they can learn more about proper personal hygiene.

 

Where are the Germs? – Beware of the Invisibles(Course Code: BML-SM-02)Duration: Day One: ~ 1.5 hrs for hand-on experiments,Day Two: ~ 45 min for Result Analysis and Discussion
Students can learn about the concept of “micrometer”, different kinds of microorganisms, and the associations of microorganisms with human from a short lecture. They can culture the microorganisms from their fingers, and compare the differences of the colour of microbial colonies, and the number of microorganisms before and after hand-washing. They can also collect samples from the surrounding and their personal belongings, for instance, watches, shoes, glasses, etc. It is an interesting and amazing hands-on experiment to “visualize” the microorganisms after incubation!

 

Effects of Temperature on Bacterial Growth(Course Code: BML-SM-03)For Secondary 1-4Duration: Day One: ~45 -60min for hand-on experimentsDay Two: ~30 min for Result Analysis and Discussion
Students can learn about the concept of bacterial growth, and effects of temperature on bacterial growth from a short lecture. They can spread a layer or a lawn of bacterial cells on agar plates, and place agar plates into incubators with different temperatures to investigate the effects of the temperature on bacterial growth.

 

Effects of Household Chemicals on Bacterial Growth(Course Code: BML-SM-04)For Secondary 1-4Duration: Day One: ~ 1 hr for hand-on experiments,Day Two: ~30 min for Result Analysis and Discussion
Students can learn about the concept of bacterial growth, and different methods of disinfection from a short lecture. They can spread a layer or a lawn of bacterial cells on agar plates, and place paper discs of different household chemicals, like mouthwash, toothpaste, alcohol, etc, onto agar plates to investigate the effects of the chemicals on bacterial growth.

 

Effects of Antibiotics on Bacterial Growth(Course Code: BML-SM-05)For Secondary 4-6Duration: Day One: ~ 1 hr for hand-on experiments,Day Two: ~30 min for Result Analysis and Discussion
Students can learn about the concept of bacterial growth, different types of antibiotics, and the concept of antibiotic resistance from a short lecture. They can spread a layer or a lawn of bacterial cells on agar plates, and place paper discs of different concentrations of antibiotics onto agar plates to investigate the effects of antibiotics on bacterial growth.
Determination of Bacterial Cell Number by Serial Dilution and Spreading(Course Code: BML-SM-06)For Secondary 4-6Duration: Day One: ~ 1-1.5 hrs for hand-on experiments,Day Two: ~30-45 min for Result Analysis and Discussion
Students can learn about the concepts of bacterial growth and serial dilution, and methods to determine bacterial growth from a short lecture. They can spread a layer or a lawn of bacterial cells from different amount of cells on agar plates, and count the number of cells from different samples after incubation.http://mobilelab.hoyu.edu.hk/wp-admin/plugins.php
Studies on Bacterial Cell Growth by Spectrophotometry(Course Code: BML-SM-07)For Secondary 4-6Duration: ~ 2.5 – 3 hrs
Students can learn about the concepts of bacterial growth, and methods to determine bacterial growth from a short lecture. They can measure the cell turbidity by a spectrophotometer to determine the bacterial cell growth.