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Ch 12: Microbiology & Types of Microbes Lesson Plans

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The Microbiology and Types of Microbes chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach microbiology and the characteristics of microbes in your classroom. The video lessons, quizzes and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

Below is a sample breakdown of the Microbiology and Types of Microbes chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.

DayTopicsKey Terms and Concepts Covered
Monday Prevention of disease and related theories Spontaneous generation; the germ theory of disease; swan-shaped neck; and, the types and uses of antibiotics, vaccines, and vaccinations
Tuesday Archaea Hyperthermophiles, extreme halophiles, thermoacidophiles, and other distinguishing features of archaebacteria
Wednesday Bacteria Bacterial Domain, prokaryotic organisms, rod-shaped, spiral-shaped, coccus-shaped, bacterial metabolism, and binary fission
Thursday Cyanobacteria and Protozoa Oxygenic phototrophs, blue phycocyaninare, green chlorophyll a, heterocysts, amoebas, sporozoans, flagellates, trophozoites, and ciliates
Friday Algae and Fungi Eukaryotic microorganisms, diatoms, dinoflagellates, algal blooms, saprophytes, spores, mushrooms, molds, mycosis, yeasts, and Saccharomyces cerevisiae

8 Lessons in Chapter 12: Microbiology & Types of Microbes Lesson Plans
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The Germ Theory of Disease: Definition & Louis Pasteur

1. The Germ Theory of Disease: Definition & Louis Pasteur

In this lesson, we will look at one of the most influential experiments in the field of microbiology. We will learn how Louis Pasteur disproved the theory of spontaneous generation which helped lead to the development of the germ theory of disease.

Antibiotics and Vaccines

2. Antibiotics and Vaccines

Do you know why children must get regularly vaccinated? Have you ever wondered how an antibiotic works and why they are so widely prescribed? If so, this lesson will help you to understand how changes in medicine have almost eliminated several deadly diseases and added decades to the average person's lifespan.

Archaea: Definition, Characteristics & Examples

3. Archaea: Definition, Characteristics & Examples

There is an entire domain of life that is made up of single-celled organisms without nuclei. We're not referring to the Bacteria domain, however. In this lesson, we will examine the main characteristics of the least commonly known domain, the Archaea.

What is Bacteria? - Definition, Characteristics & Examples

4. What is Bacteria? - Definition, Characteristics & Examples

This lesson will introduce the Bacteria, a large and diverse group of microorganisms. We will examine several key characteristics, as well as a few commonly known examples of bacterial species.

Cyanobacteria: Definition, Characteristics & Species

5. Cyanobacteria: Definition, Characteristics & Species

Cyanobacteria are a phylum of Bacteria that produce oxygen during photosynthesis. This lesson will examine cyanobacteria and the role they played in establishing our oxygen-rich atmosphere.

What are Protozoa? - Definition, Characteristics & Examples

6. What are Protozoa? - Definition, Characteristics & Examples

Taxonomy is the realm of science that attempts to group similar organisms together, which is not always an easy task. In this lesson, we will examine the protozoa, a diverse group of organisms that didn't really fit anywhere else.

What is Algae? - Definition, Characteristics & Examples

7. What is Algae? - Definition, Characteristics & Examples

Plants are not the only organisms capable of carrying out photosynthesis. In this lesson we will look at algae and how an algal species can be differentiated from other organisms and microbes.

What are Fungi? - Types and Characteristics

8. What are Fungi? - Types and Characteristics

In this lesson, we will examine the group of organisms known as the fungi. This group includes the familiar organisms mushrooms, yeasts and molds. We will look at several major characteristics of fungi, as well as a few disease-causing fungi.

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