Subjects & Disciplines
- Choose and finalize their trivia questions, answers, and evidence-based explanations for the Germology Gameshow, the unit’s final product.
- Use tools and technology to create their trivia question set in the chosen format for the Germology Game Show.
- Present their trivia questions, answers, and evidence-based explanations about why germs make us sick more often during the winter.
- Reflect on their process of learning and collaboration during the unit.
- Draw conclusions and make final hypotheses related to why germs make us sick more often in the winter.
- Project-based learning
- Self-directed learning
Connections to National Standards, Principles, and Practices
What You’ll Need
The resources are also available at the top of the page.
- Internet Access: Required
- Internet access: Optional
- Tech Setup: 1 computer per classroom, 1 computer per pair, Audio recording device, Digital camera (and related equipment), Mobile data device (smartphone or tablet), Presentation software, Projector, Speakers, Video camera (and related equipment)
To support students in creating their final product for the unit project, confirm the format(s) and prepare tools that students will need to build out their trivia questions.
For the live game show, start inviting community members to attend (if in-person) or tune in (if virtual).
Review the paragraphs that students wrote during the Clean Your Hands activity to introduce the Germology Game Show and explain why it is important for the audience to learn about winter germs. Determine the process that you will use to select paragraphs to use for the game show.
- Large-group learning
- Small-group work
To support students and the audience, consider projecting a slide deck so they can read along as students present their trivia questions, answers, and explanations.
- Many common illnesses are caused by microbes/germs.
- Our susceptibility to getting sick from germs can depend on environmental and individual factors, which can be related to seasonal variations in temperature and humidity.
Recommended Prior Lessons
molecule that help fight disease and infection.
(singular: bacterium) single-celled organisms found in every ecosystem on Earth.
conditions that surround and influence an organism or community.
statement or suggestion that explains certain questions about certain facts. A hypothesis is tested to determine if it is accurate.
network of chemicals and organs that protects the body from disease.
slimy, fluid secretion of some animals.
pathogenic agent that lives and multiplies in a living cell.