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How can microbes/mircoorganisms cause disease?


Curipod lesson about topic "Microbes and diseases". #8-10

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1. Word cloud
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How can microbes/mircoorganisms cause disease?
2. Slide
60 seconds
Microbes are organisms that are too small to be seen without a microscope. Most microbes are harmless and even beneficial, but some can cause disease in humans. Understanding how microbes cause disease is an important part of preventing and treating illnesses.
Microbes and Diseases: Exploring the Role of Microbes in Human Health
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Microbe: A microscopic organism, including bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites. Pathogen: A microbe that causes disease in humans. Immunity: The ability of the body to fight off infection caused by pathogens.
5. Poll
60 seconds
Are microbes....
  • Beneficial
  • Harmful
  • Both beneficial and harmful
6. Slide
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Bacteria outnumber human cells in the body by 10 to 1! The human body contains more bacterial DNA than human DNA! Pathogens can spread through contact with others, as well as through food and water.
Fun facts:
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9. Drawings
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Draw / write: What are some of the most common diseases caused by microbes?
10. Drawings
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Draw / write: What are some of the ways that microbes can be beneficial to humans?
11. Open question
150 seconds
How has your understanding of microbes and diseases changed since the start of the lesson
12. Open question
330 seconds
What do you think is the best way to prevent the spread of disease caused by microbes?

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