Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Living/Non-Living: Awakening a Colony

Provide your students with a sample colony (a spoonful of yeast in a plastic egg) of a new life form found on Earth.  The students are responsible for "awakening" this colony and providing it with the necessary materials to sustain it (food, water, shelter, oxygen). 

You may wish to have your students complete this activity following the scientific method.  In which case, they should write down and plan and then proceed to attempt to bring it to life. 

You'll need to provide the following supplies:
--egg with yeast
--Petri dishes
--spoons
--warm water
--sugar
--"decoy" supplies - anything you can think of that your students might want to use - the more you can put out, the better. 

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