Lesson Plan

What is a Microorganism?

Lichen on biological soil crust.

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Grade Level:
Fifth Grade-Eighth Grade
Subject:
Biology: Animals, Biology: Plants, Ecology, Environment, Health
National/State Standards:
Utah Core Curriculum Sixth Grade Science
Keywords:
Biology Animals, biology, Biology Plants, ecology, environment, health

Overview

This guide contains background information about what microorganisms are and directions for three activities that will help students better understand microorganisms and how they relate to everyday life and to Zion National Park.

Materials

Download the lesson plan at the top of the page for the activity guide.

Click on the PDFs below for the activity materials that accompany each activity described in the activity guide.