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Viruses often boggle young students' minds. They are not living so can not be called dead. This power point and graphic organizer go over the reasons viruses are not categorized as living, explains their methods for reproduction, the lytic and lysogenic cycles.
HIV reproduction in the human body is covered in detail along with the five drugs used in its treatment. Students are prompted to write about it in the foldable as well.
There are a few slides dedicated to Ebola / Marburg, why they are hard to find and how the primate population of the world is being affected.
The latest Zika virus is also presented and why it is detrimental to developing babies in the womb.
Multiple common viruses are also displayed and described. Students will be able to distinguish viruses from living things and understand their methods of reproduction. Students will also be able to identify viruses based on their structure. Students will also understand that viruses infect all forms of life. Students can write about common viruses in the foldable.
The power point and foldable can be presented separately or together. Teacher key included.