Bacteria and Viruses

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What better place to begin learning about life than with a up close an personal look at Earth's oldest living organisms; bacteria. Starting with an examination of the different classifications of bacteria, where they live, what they eat, and how they reproduce, this presentation goes on to look at the difference between bacteria and viruses.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • View this presentation as an introduction to a biology unit on prokyrotes
  • Have students work with a partner or small group completing a Venn diagram that compares bacteria and viruses
  • After viewing this presentation introduce a short research project in which students investigate different bacteria and viruses
Classroom Considerations
  • Presentation includes graphic images of different bacterial and viral infections that may be disturbing for some students
  • Includes real-life images of different bacteria and viruses taken with microscopes
  • Provides a list of common diseases, the bacteria that cause them, and the antibiotics used to treat them
  • Presentation is available as a PowerPoint file, allowing teachers to customize the content to meet the specific needs of their students
  • Some of the slides are missing titles, which can easily be added by editing the file using Microsoft PowerPoint