Bugs Around the School

Submitted by monica.bair on Mon, 09/15/2014 - 15:42

For the first part of the school year, sixth grade students at Westside have been learning about how microorganisms are everywhere, and how they affect us both in negative and positive ways.  Students had the opportunity to swab areas around the school to see which areas are most germ-ridden.  They also simulated the reproduction of bacterial cells with beans.  This experiment helped students visualize what happens to one bacterial cell after a few hours.