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- Explain how bacterial fermentation is used to make certain foods.
- Discuss how yeast fermentation is used to make alcohol.
- Learn how bacteria and mold are used to make cheese.
- Describe how bacteria are used to make specific compounds.
- Explain how bacteria are used to test for carcinogens.
- Learn how microbes are used to clean up environmental contaminations.
- Discuss the ways in which microbes are used for clothing production.
1. Lactic Acid Fermentation: Using Fermentation to Make Food
You eat food every day that is teeming with bacteria. It might surprise you to learn that many of them were intentionally put there. In this lesson, we will examine bacterial fermentation, required during the production of certain foods.
2. Yeast Fermentation: Using Fermentation to Make Alcohol
Without microbiology, you wouldn't be able to enjoy a refreshing adult beverage after work. In this lesson, we will examine the role of yeast in alcohol production.
3. Bacteria and Mold: The Microbiology of Cheesemaking
Every piece of cheese you eat was produced by microbiology. In this lesson, we will examine the essential roles bacteria and mold play and why cheese wouldn't exist without these microbes.
4. Microbial Factories: Using Bacteria to Make Specific Compounds
Microbial factories make use of microorganisms to produce commercial products. In this lesson, we will examine the advantages to using microbes and look at a few commonly produced compounds.
5. The Ames Test: Using Bacteria to Test for Carcinogens
We often think of bacteria as the bad guys. But in the Ames test, special mutant bacteria can help us avoid getting cancer! Take a look at how they do that in this lesson and test your knowledge with a quiz.
6. Bioremediation: Microbes Cleaning Up the Environment
Bioremediation uses living organisms to clean up pollution. In this lesson, we will examine the role of microbes in bioremediation and why it is not a perfect solution for degrading environmental pollutants.
7. Microbes and the Clothing Industry
Most people wash their clothing to the clean dirt and bacteria on them. It might surprise you to learn just how many bacteria were intentionally put into them during production. In this lesson, we explore the use of microbes in the clothing industry.
8. What is Insoluble Fiber? - Sources, Benefits & Examples
This lesson will cover information on insoluble fiber. We will look at the sources and some of the benefits of consuming insoluble fiber. There is a short quiz to follow the lesson.
9. What is Yeast? - Definition & Uses
Yeast is a microorganism that belongs to the Fungi kingdom. It is found widely in nature and is used in making some of our favorite foods and drinks. Learn more about this tiny fungus and quiz yourself at the end.
10. Pros & Cons of Genetically Modified Food
This lesson is on the pros and cons of genetically modified foods. We'll learn what genetically modified food is as well as some of the benefits and concerns regarding it.
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