This is a series of quick activities/demos and pre-assessment tools that evaluate learners' current understanding of microbes and introduce them to basic information about microbes. Learners will complete a pre-assessment survey, estimate the mass of microbes in the human body, and begin group concept maps. Educators can implement this entire lesson plan or use elements on their own. This lesson guide includes background information, extension ideas, and a handout.
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