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Bacteria & Virus Lesson Plans

Microbiology - eColi     Microbiology lesson plans designed for high school, middle school, and elementary school science teachers are downloadable here. Lesson Plans Inc. offers many great science lessons. The following are a few examples. Microbiology experiments that student use stains for bacteria identification. Other microorganism labs include bacterial growth limits. A ciliate activity shows students how paramecium's eat food. Disease projects include researching different disease causing viruses, protists and bacteria. Microorganism worksheets and exam / test / quiz questions also provide help with evaluating the student's progress. Free microorganism lesson plans include:

Viruses Lesson Plans

  • Virus Types - HIV, influeneza, herpes, retrovirus, bacteriophage.
  • Structure - genome, capsid, envelope, protein sheath, tail fibers.
  • Lytic Cycle - virus attaches, injection of DNA, uncoating, replication, assembly, lysis.
  • Lysogenic Cycle- dormant DNA, intergrated, replicated.
  • Vaccines - attenuated, inactivated.

Bacteria Lesson Plans

  • Shape - spheres, rods, spirals.
  • Gram Negative - photoautotrophic bacteria, cyanobacteria, chemoautotrophic bacteria, E. coli.
  • Gram Positive - teichoic acid, staphylococci, staphylococci.
  • Spiral - spirochetes, spirilla.

Prokaryotes Lesson Plans

  • Bacteria - archaebacteria, eubacteria, single cell organisms
  • Cell Wall - peptidoglycan, pili, fagellum, capsule.
  • Nucleoid - DNA, chromatin body.

Protozoans Lesson Plans

  • Eukaryotes - single cell, flagella, cilla, pseudopodia, nonmotile, phagocytosis.
  • Giardia - flagella.
  • Amoebas - pseudopodia.
  • Diatoms - photosynthetic, double shells, plankton.
  • Malaria - sporozoans, nonmotile, spores.
  • Paramecium - cilliate.

Fungi Lesson Plans

  • Eukaryotes - unicellular, mutlicellular, mycellium, hyphae, chitin, septa.
  • Ascomycetes - truffles, fruit molds, lichens, some yeasts.
  • Basidiomcetes - mushrooms, some yeasts.
  • Zygomycetes - bread molds, mycorrhizae.

Microbial Classification Lesson Plans

  • Domain Archaea - prokaryotes, methanogens, halophile, thermophiles.
  • Domain Bacteria - peptidoglycan, no introns, differnet amino acid sequence.
  • Kingdom Archaezoa - protist, no mitochondria, flagella, two nuclei, Giardia.
  • Kingdom Alveolata - protist, alveoli, paramecium.
  • Kingdom Stremenopila - hair like flagella, diatoms.
  • Kingdom Fungi - mushrooms, yeasts, molds.

Microbial Indentification Lesson Plans

  • Culture Media - TSP broth, blood agar, selective media, differential media, differential media, enriched media.
  • Staining - basic dyes, negative stain, gram stain, acid fast stain.
  • Microscopy - bright field microscope, dark field microscope, phase contrast microscope, transmission electron microscope, scanning election microscope.

History of Microbiology Lesson Plans

  • Robert Hooke - describe cells.
  • Anton van Leeuwenhoek - giardia, animalcules.
  • Louis Pasteur - germ theory, immunization.
  • Robert Koch - Koch's postulates.

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