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In this communicable diseases learning exercise, students research 26 diseases and determine which are caused by viruses and which are caused by bacteria. After researching, they complete 11 short answer questions about signs and symptoms of the diseases as well as how they are spread.
Students will explore cells to understand that all living things are composed of cells. In this science lesson, students use the scientific process and work in cooperative groups to gain a better understanding of cells. In this lesson, students examine an onion cell under a microscope and record their findings. 
In this biology worksheet, learners identify and describe microbial evolution through an experiment using the sheets. They complete nine questions related to infectious diseases and where they are located.
Analyze a Happy Meal™ for nutrient content and calories. Blend the contents into "McMush" and use Biuret's solution to test for protein content. There are a few problems with the lesson plan: the resource links are no longer valid, the formatting leaves pages cut off at the bottom, and learners must have laboratory experience to carry out the testing. If you can wade through the problems, however, there is plenty of material to develop an engaging and worthwhile lesson for your health class.
Students identify health practices that prevent and/or reduce the spread of bacterial or viral infections/diseases.
Students examine proposals to combat AIDS, VRSA, and measles and recommend one that they could support. They investigate how people can have very different feelings about such proposals.
Students discuss where everyday aliments could be treated. After reading an article, they discuss the life of a traveling nurse and how it differs from a hospital nurse. Using the internet, they research the requirements for taking care of a person in their home and in the hospital. They write a paper about how the industry can be improved.
Participate in a life science unit that examines the relationships of living organisms to each other and to their environment as well as the student's role in the cycle of life. Through hands-on activities, research, and scientific investigations they explore the problem of persistent pollutants and their harmful effects on both humans and ecosystems.
Students explore the evolution and features of bacteria through a series of activities. In this biology lesson, students collect data and graph bacterial growth. They design a brochure about bacteria's role in society.
Students examine different types of bacteria. They explain how different bacteria affect them.
If your class is watching the Discovery streaming video Life Science:Bacteria, Understanding: Bacteria, or just studying bacteria, this might be a useful resource for helping learners to discover the deeper impact of bacteria on their world. This 16 question worksheet covers some basic but interesting facts about bacteria and its history, even asking students to engage in some evaluative as well as recall thinking. Answers for this worksheet are provided on the second page o
Sixth graders explore the types and functions of various microorganisms. They examine which one are helpful and which are harmful. They research microorganisms and write a report about them. They conduct experiments and create a website on microorganisms.
Young scholars investigate the characteristics harmful and helpful bacteria and observe structures within the bacterial cells. They use micro-slide viewers to observe the shapes of various bacteria and the structures within the bacterial cell.
Students view a Reading Rainbow video on germs and discuss microbial diseases. They grow cultures of Staphylococcus aureus and then estimate and graph the count for their own bodies and those of the class.
Students experiment with different bacterias that they found and make predictions of their growth.  In this investigative instructional activity students use petri dishes to grow their bacteria then summarize what has happened. 
Learners examine the existence of bacteria all around them and consider the roles, both positive and negative, that bacteria play. Over a period of several days, students conduct an experiment in which they predict, determine, log, and evaluate samples.
Young scholars are introduced to the concept of food safety. In groups, they distinguish between fact and opinion and cause and effect while participating in a board game. They write an essay about what knowledge they gained and review the major concepts of food safety as a class.
Students identify the harmful and beneficial effects of bacteria. In this biology lesson, students test the effectiveness of antibacterial cleaners. They create a presentation based on researched information and experimental results.
Pupils gain an understanding of bacteria and describe bacteria as it relates to them.
Students study the advantages and disadvantages of bacteria.  In this bacteria lesson students draw and label the different types of bacteria.

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