A Project Based Lesson on Virus and Bacteria

A Project Based Lesson on Virus and Bacteria
A Project Based Lesson on Virus and Bacteria
A Project Based Lesson on Virus and Bacteria
A Project Based Lesson on Virus and Bacteria
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6 MB|96 pages
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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

6. Assessment or worksheet on virus and bacteria

Topics covered:

-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

-Preventing disease


-Herd immunity


Format of presentation:

-Includes warm ups/exit tickets

-Turn and talks

-Talking points

-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

Bill Nye Germs Episode- Video Worksheet


  • Multiple choice
  • Short answer
  • Explanation
  • True/False
  • Includes answer key


-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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96 pages
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