Sub Plan (or classwork!) that is designed to captivate your classroom by introducing them to a society before antibiotics, and in fact, before the concept of germs. A brief introduction to Semmelweis (the first doctor that thought to wash his hands), Pasteur, and Koch, followed by the discovery, history, and resistance of antibiotics.
Classroom Packet option included!
Included in the resource you will find the following key terms/topics:
❀ Brief History of the Germ Theory
❀ Discovery of Antibiotics
❀ How Antibiotics Work
❀ History of Antibiotics
❀ Super Bugs: Antibiotic Resistance
Here is a snippet from Sub Plan O:
"Penicillin inhibits enzymes that are required for bacteria to build their
cell wall so that they essentially burst. Penicillin was a popular treatment of pneumonia, ear, skin, throat and chest infections. By 1943, penicillin was being mass-produced as a general antibiotic. Today, a popular man-made penicillin-based antibiotic is Amoxicillin."
This sub plan is a useful tool to help encourage scientific literacy in reading, graphing, and making connections to the scientific world.
Feel good knowing that your students will be well taken care of on those days that you are out- don't scramble for another sub plan! You can use this year after year!
Recommended for grades 8+
5 pages total
Answer key included (as always)
Vanessa Jason Biology Roots
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