Too Much of a Good Thing
In this activity, students will explore the potential dangers of overusing certain antibacterial products such
as soaps, shampoos and other wash products.
Microbiology, Natural Selection and Adaptations
Real World Science Topics:
- An exploration of biological and evolutionary processes that lead to resistant bacteria known as “superbugs”.
- An exploration of how genetic changes can create beneficial characteristics (known as adaptations) which
allow organisms to better survive in changing conditions.
After completing this activity, students should be able to explain how certain chemicals found in antibacterial
agents can lead to strains of resistant “super” bacteria and why this is dangerous.
Activity Difficulty Rating: 4
Each hands-on science activity has been ranked based on
difficulty of set up and how difficult they are to perform. The rating
scale is from 1 to 5, with 1 being the easiest and 5 being the most
Use these quick refreshers to prep for your next class.