A whole mount of E. coli bacteria on a prepared microscope slide. (Not recommended for demonstrating typical bacillus morphology.)
Allow students to explore the morphology of 1 of the most well-known, Gram-negative bacteria, E. coli. This rod-shaped, facultative anaerobe is normally present in the intestines of warm-blooded animals. However, it can be pathogenic. This slide works well when discussing harmful and helpful bacteria.
- Suitable for students from grade 6+ with adult supervision. This is the same slide that is part of the Middle School slide kit included in the LabLearner hands-on system.