Our Bacteria and Viruses lesson plan introduces students to both bacteria and viruses and helps them identify the differences between them. During this lesson, students are asked to work collaboratively and use their creativity to create two posters with a poster: one which encourages people to help fight bacteria-related illnesses and show some positives of bacteria, the other of which demonstrates how people can prevent viruses and help prevent them from spreading. Students are also asked to answer questions about bacteria and viruses uses words from a word bank in order to demonstrate their understanding of the lesson.
The students will be able to define bacteria and virus, identify characteristics of each, and compare/ contrast each.
Common Core State Standards: CSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.2, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.2, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6.2, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6.7