Grade 6 Science: Micro-organisms and Intro to Microscopes

Outcome: Assess effects of micro-organisms on past and present society, and contributions of science and technology to human understanding of micro-organisms. (DL6.5)


  1. Explain how micro-organisms meet their basic needs, including moving around and obtaining food, water, and oxygen.

  2. Choose and correctly use appropriate tools (e.g., magnifying glasses, optical microscopes, and video microscopes) to study living organisms that cannot be seen with the naked eye.

Here’s what I used for my lesson:

1. Lesson Plan

2. Activity Sheets-Criminal Protists

3.  Follow along class notes and activity response area- handout

4. Powerpoint- Grade 6- Micro-organisms and Into to Microscopes

5. Professional Development Plan- filled in (1), (2)

6. Professional Development Plan 2- filled in (1)

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