Bacteria: Structure and Function

For as small as they are, there sure is a lot of information for young scientists to learn about bacteria. Help simplify the subject with this instructional presentation that explores the structure, nutrition, and reproduction of different classifications of bacteria.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Introduce a biology unit on prokaryotes with a viewing of this presentation
  • If students have access to computers, allow them to view this presentation independently while completing a note-taking guide of completing a set of questions
Classroom Considerations

  • This presentation is long and contains a lot of content, so consider viewing it over a couple of class periods
Pros

  • Includes numerous real-life images of different bacteria taken with microscopes
  • Different colored font is used to highlight key terms and phrases
  • Resource is available as a PowerPoint file, allowing instructors to customize the presentation to meet the specific needs of their students
Cons

  • None