Frederick Griffith: Experiment & Discovery


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Frederick Griffith was a ______.

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1. Frederick Griffith was trying to find a cure for what disease when he performed his famous bacterial experiment?

2. Griffith's experiment illustrated a principle where a bacterial cell was changed from one form into another. This process is called _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz and worksheet will test your understanding of Frederick Griffith and his experiments with bacteria through questions that require you to know important details on who he was and several aspects of his research.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

During the assessments, you will be tested on:

  • Griffith's occupation
  • Type lll-S bacteria
  • Type ll-R bacteria
  • Which disease Griffith was trying to find a cure for

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Griffith
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about his bacterial experiments
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define what the 'S' and 'R' stand for in Type lll-S bacteria and Type ll-R bacteria

Additional Learning

With the lesson titled Frederick Griffith: Experiment & Discovery, you will learn more about:

  • Griffith's 1928 experiment
  • What DNA is
  • The purpose of a polysaccharide capsule
  • Griffith's influence on future bacterial experiments