- Disposable Lab Equipment
Testing milk samples for bacterial contamination with various disposable lab equipments.
- Using the Microscope
Learning to use the microscope to view what type of bacteria is contaminating the yogurt sample.
These virtual labs train high school and college students in basic laboratory techniques. Using specific scientific lab processes already used in food science, students practice the methods used by lab technicians and researchers in a variety of careers.
It is easy for consumers to take safe food for granted: as most people don’t understand the rigorous testing, research and assessment food and food processing requires. Healthy, safe food is of extreme importance and vital to human survival. Expert lab technicians help make sure that the food we eat and feed to our animals will not harm us or our livestock. In these virtual labs, students engage in some of these laboratory techniques.