Lesson Plan

What Is Respiratory Infection?

Empower your pupils to be germ stoppers! The heart of these lessons lies in stopping the spread of germs and keeping clean hands in order to prevent cases like a respiratory infection. It includes a game to simulate how germs can spread easily and rapidly through simple handshakes, as well as a variety of other worksheets and activities on identifying different types of bacteria and illnesses that germs can cause.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Extend your lesson with a conversation on the meaning of personal hygiene as a whole, and how it is both polite and safe to maintain cleanliness
Classroom Considerations
  • Similar to many science experiments, some of the activities will require purchase and preparation of additional materials
  • Large collection of supplemental materials (see included materials)
  • Includes answer keys
  • Wide variety of collaborative, hands-on learning experiences
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