Pathogens - Intro Unit on Pathogenic Microorganisms, Vectors, Hosts, Germ Theory

Grade Levels
7th - 10th
Standards
Formats Included
  • PDF (33 pages)
  •  Activity
$7.49
$7.49
Share this resource
Easel Activity Included
This resource includes an interactive version of the PDF that you can assign to students to complete on a device, using Easel by TpT. Learn more.

Also included in

  1. Bundle includes...1. Pathogens Unit (can be completed as a TpT Digital Activity)2. Immune System WebQuest (includes version in Google doc)Click on each product to learn more. Note: After purchase, go to the Pathogen's Unit main page to access as a TpT Digital Activity.
    $9.43
    $10.48
    Save $1.05

Description

This packet includes 11 engaging, knowledge-building activities for students to learn about…

1. the 5 types of pathogenic organisms – bacteria, viruses, fungi, protists and worms

2. some diseases caused by each type of pathogen

3. vectors and hosts

4. antigens and antibodies – and basic facts about the human immune response to pathogens,

5. vaccines, and

6. 8 scientists who greatly contributed to our knowledge about pathogens and how to prevent and fight their infections.

This product includes…

1. Study guide for students that includes vocabulary, diseases and vectors to know and scientists to know

2. 11 knowledge-building and review activities so students are fully engaged in their learning

3. Video links (I chose videos that are fine for middle school and up; there are more complex and high school level and up that can be found on YouTube, such as the Crash Course videos.)

4. Unit Test with answer key

Knowledge-building Activities (Teacher Directions Provided Before Each Activity):

1. Word Drawing

2. Frayer Model vocabulary cards

· Basic style for any vocabulary words

· Cards for the pathogenic organisms

3. Acrostic Cards

4. Truth and Lie Cards

5. Hierarchical Flow Chart on Pathogenic Organisms and Diseases

6. Linear Flow Charts

7. Know Your Scientists Cloze Activity

8. Word Pairs

9. Summarizing the immune response

10. The Real Story Behind Germ Theory

11. Disease Detectives

Total Pages
33 pages
Answer Key
Included
Teaching Duration
N/A
Report this Resource to TpT
Reported resources will be reviewed by our team. Report this resource to let us know if this resource violates TpT’s content guidelines.

Standards

to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Analyze the structure of the relationships among concepts in a text, including relationships among key terms (e.g., force, friction, reaction force, energy).
Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 9–10 texts and topics.
Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of science and technical texts, attending to the precise details of explanations or descriptions.
Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 6–8 texts and topics.
Determine the central ideas or conclusions of a text; provide an accurate summary of the text distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.

Reviews

Questions & Answers

Teachers Pay Teachers is an online marketplace where teachers buy and sell original educational materials.

More About Us

Keep in Touch!

Sign Up