Types of Microorganisms
Helpful
Harmful
Bacteria
Misc.
100
Single-celled microorganism; some examples are the ones that cause strep throat and food poisoning
What is bacteria?
100
Fungus that causes bread to rise
What is Yeast?
100
Either of the two microorganisms that cause stomach illness/food poisoning
What is E. Coli or Salmonella?
100
Bacteria can be both _______ and __________, depending on the type
What is harmful and beneficial
100
True or false: Microbes cannot multiply on their own
What is false.
200
Parasites that cause infectious disease
What is viruses?
200
Microorganism that helps decompose waste in the environment
What is Bacteria?
200
Type of microorganism that causes food to rot or spoil
What is mold?
200
Some ways to protect yourself from harmful bacteria
What is using band-aids, taking antibiotics, and washing hands?
200
Give some examples of microorganisms that can be harmful
300
Type of microorganism that yeast is
What is fungus?
300
Microorganism that is used to make yogurt and cheese
What is bacteria?
300
Fungal microorganism that causes skin disease-painful, circular red rash
What is Ringworm?
300
True or False: Germs are an example of a microorganism
What is true
300
Give some examples of how microorganisms can be helpful
400
Microorganism found in the ocean, like plankton
What is algae?
400
Microorganism that lines your stomach, helps your immune system fight off infection, and digest food
What is bacteria?
400
Fungal microorganism that causes skin disease-itchy red feet
What is Athlete's Foot?
400
An example of a food that bacteria helps create
What is yogurt or cheese?
400
How are bacteria that live in our intestines helpful?
500
Microorganism that causes malaria and sleeping sickness
What is Protozoa?
500
Medicine that is actually derived from mold and is used as an antibiotic
What is Penicillin?
500
True or false: dust is a microorganism
What is false
500
Give an example of one harmful and one helpful bacteria that lives inside your body.
What is Harmful: bacteria that causes sickness. Helpful: digestive system
500
A student claims that she lives in a clean house where there are no bacteria or microorganisms. Do you think she is correct? Why?
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