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Microorganism Lesson Plan

Instructor: Kristen Goode

Kristen has worked in Elementary Education since 1993 - both as a classroom teacher and administrator. She holds a doctorate in Education Leadership.

What are the different classifications of microorganisms? In this lesson, students learn about the different kinds of microorganisms and complete a group project highlighting the more common ones.

Learning Objectives

By the conclusion of this lesson, students will:

  • Define the term ''microorganism''
  • Develop a presentation about an assigned type of microorganism

Length

This lesson can be completed in one of two ways:

  • One 75-90 minute lesson

OR

  • One lesson of 45-60 minutes and group presentations the following day

Curriculum Standards

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.6-8.2

Determine the central ideas or conclusions of a text; provide an accurate summary of the text distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.6.7

Integrate information presented in different media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively) as well as in words to develop a coherent understanding of a topic or issue.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.6.4

Present claims and findings, sequencing ideas logically and using pertinent descriptions, facts, and details to accentuate main ideas or themes; use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.6.5

Include multimedia components (e.g., graphics, images, music, sound) and visual displays in presentations to clarify information.

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