What Are Microbes? - Definition, Types & Uses


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Which major group of microbes has a member that lives in our intestines?

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1. The microbe that makes bread rise belongs to which group?

2. An example of a protozoan is:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Microbes, though we can't see them, are all around us and can affect us in various ways we might not be aware of. This assessment will go over some facts on microbes and their features. You'll be tested on points from the attached lesson, such as the specific types of microbes and examples of them.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • Microbes in our intestines
  • The kind of microbe that causes bread to rise
  • Examples of protozoa
  • Microbes that produce oxygen
  • Microbes that serve as a food source

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - accurately recall information from the attached lesson on oxygen producing microbes
  • Reading comprehension - check to ensure that you understand the main points from the related science lesson
  • Knowledge application - apply your understanding of the topic to identify an example of a protozoan

Additional Learning

More information on microbes can be found in the attached lesson called What Are Microbes? - Definition, Types & Uses. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • The definition of microbes
  • Images of microbes
  • Characteristics of each type
  • How microbes are used