Teach Mrs. Jones's Class about Microbes

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Description:
There is one activity in this lesson. Students will research, prepare a lesson, and then teach their classmates more about microbes.

The content students will use is found on the Student Reproducible 2: A Kid’s Guide to Microbes.

Content is also available on the BAM! Web site at

Objectives:
Students will:

  • Describe what is meant by agent of infectious disease
  • Research and compile information about microbes in general, and disease-causing microbes in particular
  • Teach what they have learned to the class

Relevant Standards:
This activity fulfills science and health education standards [PDF – 303 KB].

BAM! Body and Mind Resources:

  • The Immune Platoon — Profiles the body’s own super hero team dedicated to protecting it from infectious and other diseases that threaten good health.