This lesson plan allows students to learn about the relationship between microbes, the environment, and climate. The activity will explore the specific roles played by various microbes in the climate system.

Thus, the use of this lesson plan allows you to integrate the teaching of a climate science topic with a core topic in the Biological Sciences.

Grade Level: High School, Undergraduate
Discipline: Biological Sciences
Topics: Microbes, Environment Bacterial Growth and Adaptation, Gas Cycling,Greenhouse Gases Climate Topic: Climate and the Biosphere
Location: Global
Languages: English
Access: Online (some material can be downloaded for offline use)

Learning outcomes

The tools in this lesson plan will enable students to:

  • describe the relationship between microbes, the environment, and climate
  • describe microbial growth and its phases, and the key factors affecting microbial growth
  • discuss the possible impacts of climate change on microbes
Lesson Plan Contributed by Dr. Vandana Malhotra and Dr. Meeta Bhardwaj, Department of Biochemistry, Sri Venkateswara College (University of Delhi), India