Germs: Grades 3-5

Infection prevention is the focus of two lessons. In lesson one, scholars take a brief quiz, survey peers, and discuss prevention techniques to stay healthy. Lesson two examines how germs work—transmission, symptoms, treatments, and prevention. Pupils draw or build what a germ looks like then invent one of their own. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Take this time to explore current and credible information about the COVID-19 virus
  • If conducting instruction in-person, brainstorm and make a routine to advance prevention in your classroom—direct pupils to wash their hands when entering the classroom, frequently use hand sanitizer, wear a mask, etc.
  • Discuss what preventable measures class members take at home
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires copies made, computer with internet, and art supplies
Pros
  • Provides ample opportunity to boost speaking and listening skills
  • Promotes good hygiene
Cons
  • None