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(WET K-12: 6th Grade: Science) Standard V: Students will understand that microorganisms range from simple to complex, are found almost everywhere, and are both helpful and harmful.

Objective 1: Observe and summarize information about microorganisms.
a.  Examine and illustrate size, shape, and structure of organisms found in an environment such as pond water.

  • Water Address - Pg 122 (indirect)

b.  Compare characteristics common in observed organisms and infer their function.

  • Water Address - Pg 122

  • Macroinvertebrate Mayhem - Pg 322

c.  Research and report on a microorganism’s requirements.

  • The Life Box - Pg 76

  • Life in the Fast Lane - Pg 79

Objective 2: Demonstrate the skills needed to plan and conduct an experiment to determine a microorganism’s requirements in a specific environment.
a.  Formulate a question about microorganisms that can be answered with a student experiment.

  • Poison Pump - Pg 93

b.  Develop a hypothesis for a question about microorganisms based on observations and prior knowledge.

  • Poison Pump - Pg 93

c.  Plan and carry out an investigation on microorganisms.

  • Poison Pump - Pg 93

Objective 3: Identify positive and negative effects of microorganisms and how science has developed positive uses for some microorganisms and overcome the negative effects of others.
a.  Describe in writing how microorganisms serve as decomposers in the environment.

  • People of the Bog - Pg 89

d.  Relate several diseases caused by microorganisms to the organisms causing the disease.

  • No Bellyachers - Pg 85

  • Poison Pump - Pg 93

  • Super Sleuths - Pg 107

e.  Observe and report on microorganisms harmful effects on food.

  • No Bellyachers - Pg 85

  • Super Sleuths - Pg 107

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