Campbellsville High School students are studying how bacteria grows.
In Lauren Bennett’s biology classes, students are learning about where bacteria can be found, its purpose and how it grows.
As a laboratory exercise, students recently collected some bacteria and will watch it grow over the next several days.
At one station, students swabbed their cheeks with a Q-tip and placed the bacteria in a Petri dish.
At another station, students collected their fingerprints, one being as normal, one after they washed their hands and the other after they used hand sanitizer.
And at another station, students visited several areas at their school to collect bacteria samples. Students used Q-tips to collect samples from the cafeteria, gym, restrooms, locker rooms, computer labs and more.
After several days have elapsed, students will analyze their collections and then complete their lab reports.
CHS teacher Lauren Bennett talks to her students about how to collect a bacteria sample. At left is sophomore Ashalique Adams and at right is classmate Amaurie Deleon.
CHS freshman Alex Howard collects bacteria from a keyboard, as sophomore Autumn Babbs helps.
CHS freshman Alex Howard collects bacteria from a computer, as sophomore Autumn Babbs helps him.
CHS freshman Alex Howard collects bacteria from the cafeteria, as sophomore Autumn Babbs helps.
CHS freshman Alex Howard collects bacteria from a cafeteria table, as sophomore Autumn Babbs helps.
CHS sophomore Jade Tungate places her finger inside a Petri dish as she collects bacteria.
Campbellsville University student teacher T.J. Rahill talks to, from left, freshman Carly Adams and sophomores Shallan Philpott and Ketayah Taylor about how to collect bacteria.
CHS sophomore Ketayah Taylor swabs her cheek, as classmate Shallan Philpott, at left, and Campbellsville University student teacher T.J. Rahill watch.
Campbellsville University student teacher T.J. Rahill talks to sophomores Shallan Philpott, at left, and Ketayah Taylor about collecting bacteria.
CHS sophomore Shallan Philpott swabs her cheek as freshman Carly Adams, at left, and sophomore Ketayah Taylor watch.
CHS freshman Carly Adams collects bacteria from her Q-tip as sophomores Shallan Philpott, center, and Ketayah Taylor watch.