This WebQuest addresses the following Utah 6th Grade Science Standard and Objectives:

STANDARD V: Students will understand that microorganisms range from simple to complex, are found almost everywhere, and are both helpful and harmful.

Assignment #3

"My Job" Assignment

What role do microorganisms play in our environment? They play a very important role! You need to investigate what they do. Get your My Jobworksheet.

ZooFirst, visit the Microbe Zoo to learn about bacteria.
Next, learn about fungi. Go to the Fun Facts About Fungi website. Did you know that fungi help cure disease? Read about penicillin.




The Bad
bugWhat diseases are caused by microorganisms? Read the Organisms that Bug You” sheet.
What about fungi? What diseases to they cause? Click here and find out!