What Are Biofilms? - Definition, Formation & Examples


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Biofilm formation begins with _____.

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1. Biofilms can be found benefiting our bodies _____.

2. _____ is the ability of organisms to degrade hazardous waste.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This worksheet and quiz will help you determine what you understand about biofilm features and formation. To pass the quiz, you'll need to recognize how biofilm formation begins and identify where they might be beneficial for our bodies.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use the worksheet and quiz to:

  • Know the term for an organism's ability to break down hazardous waste
  • Understand why an antimicrobial's effectiveness is diminished at the formation of a biofilm
  • Identify the components of a sugary portion of a biofilm

Skills Practiced

You will practice the following study skills:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about how biofilms benefit our bodies in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can review information regarding the ability of organisms to rid themselves of waste and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the features and formations of biofilms

Additional Learning

Explore more of this subject with the lesson called What Are Biofilms? - Definition, Formation & Examples. Once you are done with the lesson, you will have met the following objectives:

  • Define biofilm
  • Name and analyze examples of biofilms
  • Recognize biofilms that affect humans
  • Understand how biofilms survive