MadSci Network: Microbiology

Subject: Growing bacteria

Date: Fri Apr 25 12:34:00 1997
Posted by Bekah
Grade level: 7-9
School: homeschool
City: Orlando State/Province: Florida
Country: U.S.A.
Area of science: Microbiology
ID: 861989640.Mi
I am doing a science fair project.  I want to test the effect of household 
products on common kitchen germs.  Does 409 , Lysol,etc. really kill germs.  
I have blood agar in petri dishes. I want to swab some germs from off the 
counter and then clean the area with a product and swab the area again to see 
if there is a difference in the amount of bacterial growth. Will this work?  
Or should  I Culture the bacteria and after the growth occurs then add the 
products to the petri dish to see if the growth dies?  I've had a hard time 
finding a book to help me.  Thank you for your help! 

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