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Microbe Mission

Division:Div B – Middle SchoolNC Essential Standards Alignment:7.L.1, 8.L.1, Bio1.1, Bio 1.2Event Rules:See the National rules manualEvent Score Sheet:NoneNational Event Page:HereRequired Materials:Teams must bring chemical splash goggles and a writing instrument. Teams may also bring up to 2 non-programmable calculators and one 8.5 x 11″ two sided sheet of paper with notes.Clarifications:None

Description:

This event is usually run as stations. It can also be run as a sit down test. Teams will be asked to answer questions and perform tasks related to microbes. See the Official Microbial Diseases List for 2018.

Materials:

Teams must bring chemical splash goggles and a writing instrument. Teams may also bring up to 2 non-programmable calculators and one 8.5 x 11″ two sided sheet of paper with notes.

Event Leaders will bring the test, lab instruments, and materials necessary to complete the test.

Scoring:

High score wins. Points are earned for the quality and accuracy of responses. Predetermined questions will be used to break ties.

Common Mistakes:

None

Recommendations:

None

Event Resources:

2018 Regional Microbe Mission Test

Google Drive folder from the Coaches Clinic 2017
The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Microbiology by Jeffrey Byrd and Tabitha Powledge- GREAT book!

Media:

None”Microbes They Might Kill You” and “We are the Microbes”, a parody of Queen’s “We Will Rock You” and “We Are the Champions,” as performed by Carl Winter.