Extreme temperatures and its effect on the growth of bacteria
Extreme high temperatures will kill more bacteria. As the temperature lowered, more bacteria colonies survived.
This information is vital for scientists to develop effective methods for killing harmful bacteria. Knowing the tolerance levels of bacteria can help scientists and doctors establish a minimum temperature for sterilizing medical equipment to prevent contamination.
Study the nature of the bacteria in this experiment. How do they differ?
What causes the discrepancies between their heat tolerance levels?
What are the other alternatives to kill bacteria?
Goggles and gloves must be worn at all times to prevent contamination as we’re dealing with biohazardous materials. Adult supervision encouraged.