Activity 1: Evolution and Antibiotic Resistance

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This page contains three student activities for learning about evolution of antibiotic resistance. The first activity involves two videos (freely available on the website), follow-up questions, and classroom discussion. The second activity is a survey about antibiotic use/misuse that students are to conduct in their neighborhoods. The third activity is a group effort to produce an educational presentation about antibiotic resistance. There are teacher notes for all three activities. This activity set is part of a larger educational unit on the relevance of evolution to everyday life. This unit is appropriate for middle- or high-school students.

Subject: Biology:Microbiology:Microbiology and Health, Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Evolution, Biology, Microbiology, Environmental Science:Ecosystems, Biology:Evolution:Processes, Biology:Evolution, Evolution:Principles
Resource Type: Course Information:Goals/Syllabi, Course Information, Audio/Visual:Animations/Video, Assessments:Oral Presentation, Audio/Visual, Activities:Project, Activities, Assessments, Activities:Classroom Activity, Field Activity, Writing Assignment
Special Interest: Field-Based Teaching and Learning
Grade Level: Middle (6-8), High School (9-12)Keywords: antibiotic resistance, drug resistance, laboratory