Genetic Transfer and Antibiotic Resistance
Students view several internet sites and video clips on genetic transfer and antibiotic resistance. Students work with one or two other students to create a 3-D model that visually demonstrates the step-by-step process of genetic transfer. Models are made with common household objects such as paper cups, string, pipe cleaners, yarn, and styrofoam. Students present their model and process to the instructor and/or the class and relate genetic transfer to antibiotic resistance and emerging bacterial pathogens.