Mastering Microbes

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Small but mighty! Learners explore the role of microbes in a healthy ecosystem. An engaging lesson asks pupils to design an aquaponics system that demonstrates that healthy microbes are necessary to maintain the ecosystem.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Lead a KWL activity to activate prior knowledge of microbes
  • Use the evaluation questions as an exit ticket for a quick understanding check
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires a fundamental understanding of the cycle of living materials
  • Emphasizes key vocabulary important for the lesson
  • Includes background information
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