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What Do You Know About Microbes? (pre-assessment)

Author(s): Barbara Tharp, MS, and Nancy Moreno, PhD

Microbes: Pre-assessment

This lesson begins with a student pre-assessment that allows you, the teacher, to evaluate student knowledge levels before beginning the activity. After students have completed the pre-assessment, discuss any questions they may have, but do not provide direct answers to the pre-assessment questions. Students will revisit their answers to these questions at the end of the Microbes unit, as part of the post-assessment activity.

During this lesson, students will consider the mass of microbes in the body and learn about the prevalence of microbes in our world. They will begin a concept map that will help them to organize knowledge, concepts and ideas encountered over the course of the unit.

Funded by the following grant(s)

Science Education Partnership Award, NIH

Science Education Partnership Award, NIH

Grant Number: 5R25RR018605