The Variety and Roles of Microbes

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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.

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Pros

  • An included series of presentation slides is available to provide photos of harmful microbes
  • Thorough teacher's notes, background information, and an instructional video prepare you to lead the lesson
  • Playing pieces are two-toned, making them more attractive than simple black-line copies
Cons

  • While the card game is engaging, older learners may lose interest quickly