Cell and Microbe Science Fair Projects, Revised and Expanded Using the Scientific Method

Cell and Microbe Science Fair Projects, Revised and Expanded Using the Scientific Method

by Kenneth G. Rainis

Hardcover(Revised and Expanded)

$34.60

Overview

How effective is pasteurization? How can bacteria be identified? How do microbes eat? Using easy-to-find materials and the scientific method, you can learn the answers to these questions and more. If you are interested in competing in science fairs, the book contains lots of great suggestions and ideas for further experiments.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780766034204
Publisher: Enslow Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 04/01/2010
Series: Biology Science Projects Using the Scientific Method Series
Edition description: Revised and Expanded
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 6.88(w) x 9.32(h) x 0.51(d)
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction: Cell and Microbe Experiments and Projects Using the Scientific Method 7

How Scientists Search for Answers 12

Using the Scientific Method in Experiments and Projects 14

Science Fairs 22

Safety First 26

1 Organisms and Their Cells 29

1.1 Cell Size 33

1.2 Active and Inactive Cells 41

1.3 Prokaryotes: Cyanobacteria 44

1.4 Prokaryotes: Bacteria 47

1.5 Eukaryotes: Plant Cells 51

1.6 Eukaryotes: Chloroplasts 54

1.7 Eukaryotes: Animal Cells 56

1.8 Comparing Eukaryotic Cells 58

1.9 Symbiosis 65

2 Cell Tours 69

2.1 The Nucleus and Other Organelles 71

2.2 Cell Respiration 74

2.3 Cell Membranes and Walls 77

3 Cell Processes 81

3.1 Turgor in Plant Cells 82

3.2 Cell Eating 86

3.3 Cell Movement 89

3.4 Cytoplasmic Streaming 93

3.5 Cell Reproduction 95

4 Microbes You Know as Bacteria 101

4.1 Bacteria Populations 103

4.2 Pasteurization 108

5 Microbes You Know as Fungi 113

5.1 Mold Growth 115

5.2 Microbes and Disease 120

5.3 Fermentation 128

6 Microbes You Know as Protists 133

6.1 Microbe Environments 134

6.2 Microbe Eating 138

Appendix A The Microbe Identification Guide 142

Appendix B Microscopy and Image Processing 153

Appendix C Science Supply Companies 156

Further Reading and Internet Addresses 157

Index 158

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews