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This product is an extensive, eight day bundled lesson plan that covers the history, structure, function and treatment of common viruses and bacteria. The presentation has students begin with a basic introduction to viruses/bacteria and then progresses to a presentation project, Newsela activity, review games and finally the test. The bundled folder includes the following items:
1. 84 slide presentation that covers the history, definition and structure of bacteria/viruses. It includes talking points, links to additional information, tips and teacher notes.
2. An original copy of Bill Nye Germs video worksheet
3. A rubric for the virus and bacteria presentation project
4. Presentation notes and feedback forms
5. Partner evaluation form
-Definition of a living organism
- Virus and bacteria structure and definition
-Common viruses and bacteria and their diseases
-History and discovery of bacteria
-Compare and contrast of the benefits/disadvantages of bacteria
Format of presentation:
-Includes warm ups/exit tickets
-Turn and talks
-Small group/whole group discussion questions
-Clear presentation of information
-Includes teacher notes
-Additional links to more information
-Questions for student presentation of a virus and bacteria of their choice
-Specific newsela.com articles listed to help with deepening student understanding
-3 different review activities
-Links to videos for differentiation of material
-Scale of 1-4 points, clear and easy to understand goals for reaching a full 4 points on each topic
Presentation Feedback Form
-Forms are for students in the audience to fill out and then provide feedback to the presenter.
Assessment or Worksheet on virus and bacteria
-Can be used as paper copies and simply printed or can be used a template for your own google assessment on google forms. Includes answer key.
Partner feedback form
-Great way to evaluate the effort each partner put into the project.
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