Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria and Recycled Water

Catalog #STO-164

Antibiotics in wastewater may lead to multi drug-resistant bacteria.

Time To Complete Time to complete: Two to three 40-minute class periods

Are antibiotic resistance genes in recycled water a threat to human health?

  • Test for the presence of antibiotic resistance genes in the water leaving a wastewater treatment plant.
  • Interpret graphics that illustrate how bacteria can become resistant to multiple antibiotics.
  • Explain how the presence of antibiotics in wastewater might lead to the evolution of multi-drug resistant bacteria ("superbugs").

Limit 1 free sample per customer

Quantity Price
1 - 9$12.50 ea.
10 - 24$11.88 ea.
25 - 1000$11.25 ea.

Each assembled kit contains:

  • Instructions for Antibiotic Resistance Gene Test Kit
  • Well strip for antibiotic resistance gene tests
  • Recycled wastewater (simulated) and dropper
  • Flowchart: Fairfield Wastewater Treatment System
  • How Bacteria Acquire Antibiotic Resistance Genes
  • Natural Selection of Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria
  • Testing Wastewater for Antibiotics sheet
  • Antibiotic Test Solution (simulated) and dropper

Also required: safety goggles

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Refill Your Kit

Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria and Recycled Water – Pack of 10 Unassembled Kits

Catalog # STO-164U

Unassembled packs contain materials for 10 kits.

  • All supplies, lab materials, and printed labels
  • Student instructions copy master
  • Easy to follow instructions for kit assembly
Quantity Price
1 - 9$90.00 ea.
10 - 1000$85.50 ea.

Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria and Recycled Water – 10 Kit Refill Pack

Catalog # STO-164R

Refill packs contain materials to replace consumable supplies for 10 kits.

Quantity Price
1 - 9$32.00 ea.
10 - 1000$30.40 ea.

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Great idea, keeps students engaged!

- Middle school science teacher (TX)

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