Essential Questions:  8.L.1:          How do diseases spread?

                                How can diseases harm living organisms?

8L1.1:  How do the basic characteristics of viruses, bacteria, fungi and parasites influence the treatment and/or prevention of disease?

In what ways do the basic characteristic of viruses, bacteria, fungi, and parasites affect the spread of disease?


Comparing Microbes &

 Microbes and Infectious Disease:  The who, what, when, and how of microbes and infectious disease.

Is It Alive

Types of Microbes 
(3 types, these are also called Pathogens)


Bacteria: (also known as Prokaryotes)

What is created from the overuse of antibiotics?




How Infectious Disease Spreads

Infectious Diseases

Non-Infectious Disease

Vocabulary:  Microbiology, Virus, Bacteria (spherical, rod-like, spiral or cork screw), fungi, parasite, disease, unicellular, host cell, antibiotics, treatment, prevention