Building Gram Positive and Gram Negative Cell Walls
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About Building Gram Positive and Gram Negative Cell Walls Virtual Lab Simulation
This short, targeted simulation is adapted from the full-length “The Gram Stain: Identify and differentiate bacteria” simulation.
Did you know that there are approximately 5 million-trillion-trillion bacteria in the world? Most of them are harmless, some are the cause of serious diseases, but all of them are either Gram positive or Gram negative bacteria. In this simulation, you will explore the structure of bacterial cell walls and learn how to recognise them.
Explore cell wall structures
Discover different structures that build up both types of cell walls and familiarize yourself with their functions. What are the real differences between Gram positive and negative bacteria?
Build your own 3D models
Compare and contrast the cell wall of Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria. Play around at the holotable and see if you can replicate the structure of both groups. Test your knowledge on their structures by building your very own bacterial 3D models on the hologram table. Will you be the next Gram and discover a completely new group of bacteria?
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Techniques in Lab
- Concept-based simulation
- Differentiate between gram-positive and gram-negative cell walls
- Relate the structure of bacterial cell envelopes to Gram stain outcomes
Examples of Related Standards
Microbiology related 1st year
Biology 1.3: Membrane Structure
Biology 6.3: Defence from infectious disease
Biology Unit 2: Cell structure and function
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