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Viruses and Bacteria Task Cards

Viruses and Bacteria Task Cards
Viruses and Bacteria Task Cards
Viruses and Bacteria Task Cards
Viruses and Bacteria Task Cards
Viruses and Bacteria Task Cards
Viruses and Bacteria Task Cards
Viruses and Bacteria Task Cards
Viruses and Bacteria Task Cards
Product Description
This is a set of 65 enrichment, reinforcement and review task cards for your lessons on viruses and bacteria. The cards cover cellular and noncellular structures, methods of reproduction and characteristics of viruses and bacteria.

Suitable for life science and biology students in grades 8-12.


Please Note: This product is included in my Viruses and Bacteria Complete Unit Plan Bundle. Click this link to view bundle.


Task cards are a fantastic way to enrich or reinforce lessons, review difficult concepts, or provide extra practice for the struggling student. The student reads each card, performs the task, and records his/her answer on the included student answer sheet.

From the moment of purchase, you will be ready to use your task cards in just a few minutes. Simply print the sheets of task cards on card stock paper, laminate, and cut the cards apart. The cards look best when printed in color, but they can easily be printed in black and white.

This set of 65 task cards on viruses and bacteria covers the following concepts and topics:
• What is a virus? Includes definitions and the work of two scientists: Beijerinck and Stanley.
• Characteristics of Viruses
• Students will label a diagram of a virus and define each structure.
• Parts of a virus: capsid, nucleic acid, host specificity.
• Viruses: Living or Nonliving? Covers both living and nonliving characteristics of viruses.
• Viral reproduction: How do they do it? Includes lytic and lysogenic cycles. Students will label diagrams of both types of reproduction.
• Retroviruses
• Comparison of Viruses and Cells: Students will fill in a chart comparing viruses to cells.
• Viral Diseases
• Viroids and Prions
• Introduction to Bacteria
• Classification of Prokaryotes: Archaebacteria and Eubacteria
• Archaebacteria: Characteristics, methanogens, halophiles, and thermoacidophiles.
• Characteristics of Bacteria
• Structure of a bacterial cell: Students will label a diagram of a bacterial cell. All cell structures are fully explained and defined.
• How do bacteria obtain energy? Discussion of heterotrophs, autotrophs, parasites, saprophytes, photosynthesis, chemosynthesis, obligate aerobes, obligate anaerobes, and facultative anaerobes.
• Growth and reproduction of bacteria: requirements for growth, binary fission, conjugation, endospore formation
• The importance of bacteria: Role of decomposers, nitrogen fixation, human uses of bacteria.
• Bacterial diseases in humans: Ways bacteria cause disease, pathogens, vaccines, antibiotics.
• Symbiotic relationships: mutualism, commensalism, and parasitism is discussed.

Included in this product:
1. A set of 65 editable task cards.
2. A student answer sheet for recording answers. (6-pages)
3. Blank task cards so that you can add additional questions.
4. A complete teacher answer key. (9-pages)
5. Teacher Guide containing tips, tricks, and suggestions for use. (3-pages)
6. Review PowerPoint of 66 slides.

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Total Pages
36 pages plus powerpoint
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 hours
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