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Mad Science Experiments

As part of our 2020 social media campaign, we want to get you involved in seeing science in action. Every month we will add a new, simple experiment you can do at home, with kids, in a classroom, around the office, etc. These experiments will demonstrate the concepts we are talking about on social media. If you follow along, tag us in your pictures with @SafePlatesFSIC or #safeplates2020 so we can see your results.

February: Tiny Microbes vs. Acid

This experiment will show how a basic acid impacts growth of tiny microbes like bacteria, yeast, and mold.

Full experiment write-up and lesson resources can be downloaded, or take a screenshot of the instructions below.

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Check back in March for an experiment on Time and Temperature.