Case studies can be used to help students realize the real-life applications of the knowledge that they gain in the field of microbiology. Many students do not have an organized logical means of analyzing case studies, however. By using the critical thinking model developed by York Technical College and walking students through a case study, students have shown that they begin to develop critical thinking skills, the ability to analyze a case study, and a level of comfort in doing both. An animation of this analysis process is provided to help instructors.