This original 3-page introductory article is a fantastic way to start your beginning microbiology unit. An assessment and key are included. This is INCLUDED IN MY MICROBIOLOGY BUNDLE. This focuses on bacteria, fungus, and protists, the sizes of each, foods contained in, benefits and diseases. This was created for a 6th gr Utah classroom but isn't specific to Utah.
This introduces a heavy emphasis on new vocabulary explained. Some pictures are in the article. Vocabulary bolded and underlined are: microscope, microbe/ microorganisms, microbiology, extremophiles, unicellular, multicellular, cells, nucleus, eukaryotic, prokaryotic, bacteria, fungus, protists, binary fission, reproduce, spiral, rod, sphere, salmonella, streptococcus, e-coli, staph infections, fungus, decomposing, nutrients, decaying, decomposers, fungi, species, yeast, mushrooms, mold, mildew, spores, buds, nutrients, athlete's foot, ringworm, Protisa Kingdom, protozoa, algae, slime molds, aquatic, giardia, producers, consumers, heterotrophs, paramecium, amoeba, giardia, appendages, cilia, flagellum, pseudopod, algae, autotroph, chlorophyll, photosynthesis.