American Society for Microbiology
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Which Food Does Yeast Like Best?

This activity from the American Society for Microbiology turns a classic student observation activity of yeast generation of gas into a guided inquiry lab. Rather than give the students one sugar, we give them a range of foods to taste for developing hypotheses based upon their analyses of the foods. The students then design the experiment with appropriate controls and carry it out using gas generation in a closed system with balloon to measure yeast fermentation.

Learning Resource Details

Resource Type: 
Classroom Activity
Lesson Plan
P-12 Grade Levels: 
3rd Grade
4th Grade
1st Grade
2nd Grade
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Individual Name: 
Pamela A. Marshall
New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Science, Arizona State University
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