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In this activity, students set up an alcoholic fermentation, prepare and view a slide of bacteria responsible for monolactate fermentation and answer questions about a video clip on gut bacteria fermentation.

By the end of this activity, students should be able to:

  • explain the meaning of the terms ‘aerobic’ and ‘anaerobic
  • describe the bacterial fermentation process used in yoghurt production
  • describe the yeast (fungal) fermentation process used in wine making
  • describe the bacterial fermentation process that occurs in the part of the human gut known as the large intestine
  • demonstrate a basic understanding of some of the gut bacteria research being conducted by scientists at Plant & Food Research.

Download the Word file (see link below) for:

  • introduction/background notes
  • what you need
  • what to do
  • student worksheets.
    Published 1 July 2011 Referencing Hub articles