Overview: This is a foldable designed to help students identify the various types of microorganisms. As shown in the picture below, students identify the microbes and record important examples, ideas, definitions, and attributes about each. This is a great activity/handout for interactive notebooking. Depending on how you utilize the foldable, it could serve as a nice formative assessment.
o Print foldable in color (two-sided printing option) or copy in black and white (two-sided option)
Note: I have provided a blank box template as well as the one that is shown in the picture below. You may want to have students fill in the boxes rather than giving them the answers. Choose which one you would like to use with your class.
o Fold along dark dotted line so that the title “Types of Microorganisms” is still visible.
o Cut along the light dashed lines to the fold in the paper.
o If using the blank boxes template, fill in each box with the correct microorganism.
o Provide any notes, examples definition, attributes or other important information you think students should jot down. The depth of the content/information you provide will depend on the grade level you teach.
o If you use interactive notebooks in your classroom, have students glue/type their foldable in their notebook. It can be used as a study/review tool or as a reference for them as they learn about the Solar System.
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