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This is the second lesson in the Nutrition, Health, and Well-being unit. The material is intended for higher level biology students. However, the difficulty of the assignment and appropriateness of the material is determined by the instructor. Students will learn the importance of microbiology, the basics of bacteria, and simple steps that can prevent pathogens from harming the body.


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  • Science > General
  • Science > Biology
  • Education > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12


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Curriki Rating
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On a scale of 0 to 3

This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 1, as of 2012-08-01.

Component Ratings:

Technical Completeness: 2
Content Accuracy: 1
Appropriate Pedagogy: 1

Reviewer Comments:

This resource is intended for a two-day high school lesson on microbiology and its importance for students. On day 1, they will grow bacteria from samples taken “on and around” them. One the second day, they will discuss hygienic practices as a way to protect themselves from pathogenic bacteria. While the main idea is present, a significant amount of development will be necessary to make this a full lesson ready for implementation in the classroom. It would be helpful to include the actual URLs for the referenced video clips, as well as attachments with the mentioned PowerPoint presentation and assessment worksheet. As written, it would be up to the individual teacher to develop much of the safety considerations, procedures (for both Day 1 and 2), and assessment in order to effectively use this lesson.
Tatiana Ochoa
April 30, 2013
This lesson plan gives an important lesson in what bacteria is and how it affects others. The incorporation of videos and other visual software can make students understand more, and…
Christine Mytko
August 1, 2012
I would recommend adding some content that focuses on beneficial bacteria as well as pathogenic bacteria on the body. Often students are taught to demonize microorganisms, even though we couldn't…

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