Students observe and collect data on the exponential growth of yeast cultures in both a lab experiment and under a microscope, graphing their findings and comparing their results with human population growth.
Biology, Environmental Science (General and AP), Algebra
Small group lab, whole class discussion
Prep: 10 minutes
Activity: 1-2 hour lab (Part 1); 30 minutes (Part 2); 15 minutes (Part 3)
BR = Background Reading
CS = Case Study
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