Engaging activity to introduce the four types of microorganisms.
Student Objective: I can identify the four types of microorganisms.
Lesson Overview: Students discuss how small "microbes" really are using a few free resources. Students then are asked to engage in a "gallery walk" or a "classroom walk" to examine different pictures of microbes (included) while taking notes.
This lesson includes a 12 slide Smart Notebook document, a lesson plan overview for teachers, the gallery walk high quality pictures of microbes, and the notecatcher worksheet for students. For those teachers that do not have access / do not use Smart Notebook, I have attached a .pdf.
Science Vocabulary Discussed:
microorganism, microbiology, bacteria, fungi, algae, protista