Science/Strand III/Content Standard 2/High School/Benchmark 2
Benchmark Question: What is the life cycle of an
organism that causes human disease?
Focus Question: How does a human disease-causing
organism pass through its life cycle? What part does the human host play in
perpetuating the life cycle?
Pairs of students will
research in the library or on the web the life cycle of an organism causing
human disease. Students should put the separate stages of the life cycle on
individual cards and practice placing the cards in the proper order. Then
they should diagram the life cycle of their organism and report to the
class. Each student will write a paragraph comparing the life cycles of two
different organisms presented. Each student will list ways that the
organisms influence the human host.