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Young scholars observe one celled organisms of monerans and protists and write about their characteristics. In this monerans and protists lesson plan, students read information sheets provided.
In this protist worksheet, students complete a crossword puzzle with 34 questions about the behaviour and different types of protists.
Students identify protists under a microscope, and using a stopwatch calculate the speed of a protist from a pond water sample. They use distance and time to identify the speed of a protist, and create a distance versus time graph to interpret the average speed of a protist from the pond sample.
Students observe a jar of pond water and predict how much life they think exists in the jar and watch a "Bill Nye: The Science Guy" video regarding protists. They participate in an online virtual pond dip where they begin to familiarize themselves with potential pond water microorganisms.
Five pages provide thorough coverage of three protozoans: euglena, amoebae, and paramecia. For each, junior biologists read factual text, label the organism, and write answers to several questions. This neatly organized assignment is five pages long and makes an ideal preparation for examining these protists in the laboratory.
Pupils compare and contrast the different characteristics of animal-like, plant-like, and fungus-like protists. They list examples and describe the characteristics shared by the three protist groups. They create a brochure or slideshow presentation to highlight the three types of protists.
For this science worksheet, middle schoolers use basic scientific concepts to complete the series of puzzles about protists and fungi that are intended to increase science literacy.
Students identify under a microscope several different genera of protists. They discuss the three different categories of protists. Students discuss characteristics of the protists that they have already been taught. They view and sketch each protist slide, rotating every 4 minutes.
Young scholars identify characteristics of kingdoms Protista and Fungi. They complete a worksheet of protists and fungi. Students review the familiar characteristics of plants, animals, bacteria and viruses. They need to familiarize themselves of fungi and protists.
For this protists worksheet, students review the different types of protists and their characteristics. This worksheet has 12 multiple choice, 6 fill in the blank, and 7 matching questions.
Using terms from a word bank, biologists complete a graphic organizer of protist structure and behavior. It is a simple worksheet, but helps visual learners to mentally organize these concepts. Use this resource as a note-taking guide or a review of animal-like protists.
In this Prokaryotes and Protists worksheet, students are given details about the Kingdom Monera and Kingdom Protista. Included are examples of the species in each kingdom, the characteristics of each kingdom and how the species are classified in each kingdom.
Mini microbiologists play a card game in which they group microorganisms by groups: virus, fungus, protist, or bacteria. Then they identify the roles different microbes play in the natural world and explore how humans effectively use certain microorganisms in food production and industry. This lesson is part of a unit on microbes, and is a fun addition to any middle school microbiology curriculum.
With this collection of slides, future biologists get to view photographs of protozoans from different phyla. Interspersed with the photos are bullet-style notes listing characteristics of each group. Unfortunately, most of the pictures are blurry when viewed in full slide show fashion, so this would be best used for individual or small group use on computers. Design a note-taking or review question worksheet for learners to complete as they view the PowerPoint.
Students use this WebQuest to explore the vast diversity of microbes, especially those microbes of the Atlantic Cedar Swamps. They tell a story about the protests of the Atlantic Cedar Swamp in the form of anthropomorphism.
Sixth graders create a type of notebook or journal using colored copy paper on which to take notes. They complete research on a certain disease and report on it and then design their own disease causing bacteria or virus. Finally, 6th graders identify how a healthy looking, symptom-free person who is carrying the HIV virus can infect others.
In this simple organisms worksheet, students review the characteristics of bacteria, viruses, parasites, monerans, and protists. This worksheet has seven matching, five true or false, five multiple choice, and four short answer questions.
Students model how the malaria-causing protist avoids immune response in its host. For this parasite biology lesson, students use printed cell images to model the way that Plasmodium changes surface protein markers every few generations to avoid host immune response. They are able to explain antigenic variation is useful to the parasite.
Students complete a WebQuest on viruses, bacteria, and protists. They explore various websites, and answer discussion questions.
For this classification worksheet, learners write in examples of the 6 kingdoms: archaebacteria, eubacteria, protists, fungi, plants, and animals. This worksheet is a graphic organizer.

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