U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Teacher Resources & Lesson Plans: Mold
Example Web Site and/or Technical Equipment Required
Website Example: http://www.epa.gov/students/pdf/holdthemold.pdf
Computer(s), Internet access, optional projector (for class presentation) and printer
Activity DescriptionIn this activity, students learn the different types of mold, how it grows, and its effects on health. This site offers an array of environmental and science-based lesson plans, activities and ideas.
- Review the lesson on mold (or find another that will fit your class objectives. The descriptions below the titles should give you an idea of what the lesson contains.
- Gather any materials you will need per the lesson plan you have chosen.
- Print any necessary handouts or worksheets.
- If you have chosen a lesson that does not have a lesson plan (and some do not) preview the linked Web site and determine how to proceed with students.
- Pre-teach any necessary vocabulary. Teach any background material necessary for understanding.
- Follow the Procedure or Activity section of the lesson plan, making adaptations wherever necessary for your adult level students.
- Not every topic has an accompanying lesson plan. Look for "Type of Resource: Lesson Plan" under the topic(s) you would like to address in your classroom.
- A document camera could be useful (if you have one), to show moldy items to the group.
More WaysThese materials could be used for group research or project based lesson.
- Beginning Low
- Beginning High
- Intermediate Low
- Intermediate High
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