Germs

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Introduce young students to basic information about germs, how they spread, and how to best prevent contact with germs.  With easy to understand vocabulary, this interactive Germs Lesson Plan explores bacteria and viruses, as well as the importance of immunizations.  Develop critical thinking and encourage creativity with activities like creating a poster and writing a story as a germ.  Students will generalize their understanding as practice keeping their hands clean.

Germs Lesson Plan Includes:

  • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
  • Instructional Content Pages about Germs.
  • Hands-on homework activities to reinforce their knowledge and understanding of germs.
  • Answer Keys
  • Common Core State Standards
  • Many Additional Links and Resources
  • Built for Grades 1-2 but can be adapted for other grade levels.

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Description

Introduce young students to basic information about germs, how they spread, and how to best prevent contact with germs.  With easy to understand vocabulary, this interactive Germs Lesson Plan explores bacteria and viruses, as well as the importance of immunizations.  Develop critical thinking and encourage creativity with activities like creating a poster and writing a story as a germ.  Students will generalize their understanding as practice keeping their hands clean.

Sample Classroom Procedure / Teacher Instruction

1. Ask: If you were a germ, where would you want to live? Why?
2. Allow for responses and discussion. Ask: Do you know where germs come from?
3. Allow for responses and discussion.
4. Distribute Germs content pages. Read and review the information with the students. Save the final question for the lesson closing. Use the additional resources to enhance understanding.
5. Distribute Activity page. Read and review the instructions. Students make work alone or in groups to create the poster. Encourage creativity. When completed, distribute construction or poster paper for a final copy.
6. Students will share the poster with the class. For about a month, choose each poster to display for one full day as a reminder for students to keep their hands clean.
7. Distribute Practice page. Check and review the students’ responses.
8. Distribute the Homework page. The next day, each student shares their story as germ.
9. In closing, ask: Tell about a time when you were sick. What was it like, and how did you become better?
10. Allow for responses and discussion

Common Core State Standards: 

Class Sessions (45 minutes): At least 2 class sessions

Additional Resources:

  • http://kidshealth.org/en/kids/germs.html
  • http://www.kidsdiscover.com/shop/issues/germs-for-kids/
  • Many more teaching resources in Download!

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Additional information

Grade Level

1st Grade, 2nd Grade

Subject

Science

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