Milestones in Microbiology

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Life science learners read a set of six short Discovery Readings that describe historical events in the field of microbiology. For each, they identify clues about when the event occurred and then they try to arrange events in chronological order. It is a nice addition to a the unit on microbes. 

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  • Lesson plan stimulates group discussion
  • Identifies important milestones in the history of microbiology
  • Detailed background information and answer key are a strong support for teaching this lesson

  • Whereas the history of microbiology is important, it may not be of interest to many middle schoolers; if you are short on time, this would be a lesson that can be left out of the unit