Light Effects on Microorganisms
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Elementary School - Grades 4-6
P=Project   E=Experiment
The effect of ultraviolet light on the fermentation rate of yeast [P]
Effects of Temperature on Bacteria, Algae & Fungi
Middle School - Grades 7-9
P=Project   E=Experiment
Effects of Ultraviolet Light on Bacteria Mortality [E]
The Effect of the Timing of Light Exposure on the Circadian Cycles of Dinoflagellates [E]
Observe the effects of short-term ultraviolet light exposure on bacteria. [E]
Determine the effectiveness of ultraviolet and infrared radiation in killing common bacteria. [E]
Test whether or not a higher percentage of sunshine radiation has an effect on the amount of chlorophyll produced by algae. [E]
Will pollutants decrease the amount of light bioluminescent bacteria produce? [E]
Determine whether bacteria can be used as a test for protection against ultraviolet ray damage and skin cancer. (How utraviolet light (UV) and sunscreen affects bacterial growth?). [E]
Will the Growth of the Microorganisms Bacteria and Mold Be Inhibited by Various Sources of Illumination? [E]
Effects of Temperature on Bacteria, Algae & Fungi
High School - Grades 10-12
P=Project   E=Experiment
Grow a culture of the fungus Pilobolus and experiment with how its "spore cannon" responds to light conditions. [E]
The Effect of Gradient-Coated Sunglass Lenses on Yeast Growth after Exposure to UVA Rays [E]
Retarding the Growth of Escherichia coli (E. coli) with Varying Light Wavelengths [E]
Test whether E. coli survival through photoreactivation can be increased by a brief exposure to ultraviolet light prior to a longer exposure. [E]
Investigates the effect of decreased pH and increased temperature on the ability of algal coral symbionts to use photosynthesis. [E]
The Effects of Different Colored Lights on Algal Oxygen Production [E]
Alternate Light Rays Effect on Micro-Organisms [E]
The Effect of Electromagnetism on the Competency of Escherichia coli (E. coli) [E]
The Effect of UV Light on Algae Cells [E]
Effects of Temperature on Bacteria, Algae & Fungi
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