What is Staphylococcus Aureus? - Definition & Characteristics


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Which of the following is the most specific description of 'S. aureus?

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1. In which of the following is 'S. aureus LEAST likely to be found?

2. Which of the following statements about 'S. aureus infections is NOT true?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The following quiz and worksheet will gauge students' understanding of what staphylococcus aureus is. Topics students will need to understand to do well on the quiz include how S. aureus infections are treated and places S. aureus are found.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Characteristics of S. aureus will be found in the quiz including:

  • The public places S. aureus can be found
  • The treatment of S. aureus infections
  • The specific description of S. aureus
  • Information about S. aureus infections

Skills Practiced

The subsequent interactive quiz and printable worksheet allows students to learn the following abilities:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related S. aureus lesson
  • Critical thinking- apply relevant concepts to examine information about the treatment of S. aureus infections
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about the specific description of S. aureus

Additional Learning

To support students' knowledge about a certain bacteria found in the environment that can impact people, review the corresponding lesson called, What is Staphylococcus Aureus? - Definition & Characteristics. The following lesson will touch upon the following concepts:

  • Identify S. aureus and where it can be found
  • Recall how S. aureus can lead to illnesses
  • Review the different types of illnesses S. aureus can cause such as skin, internal and fatal illnesses
  • Learn about the treatment of S. aureus and how it has evolved over time