Introduction to Bacteria

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Young scientists enter the world of microscopic organisms with this introductory presentation on bacteria. Starting with a basic definition of these single-celled organisms, the presentation continues on to explore different types of bacteria that are both helpful and harmful to humans.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use this resource to begin a life science unit on bacteria, supplementing the content provided in science textbooks
  • Prepare a culture of bacteria prior the lesson and use it to engage students before showing the presentation
  • Pause on the slide discussing reproduction, and have students solve a math problem that highlights the incredible rate at which bacteria replicate themselves
Pros

  • Presentation includes real-life images of different kinds of bacteria
  • Clear, easy-to-understand definitions and explanations are provided for the different concepts covered in the presentation
  • Presentation is available as a PowerPoint file that can be modified to meet the needs of specific classes
Cons

  • None