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Pathogens Song

Here is a song I created to help my 6th grade students study. I hope you enjoy.These are pathogens, can be in humansAll of these germs they can harm youBacteria's toxins, they can cause illnessViruses need to live in youYeah a, a bacteria has no nucleusProkaryote it will beThey're spiral, rod-like, sphericalThey come in three basic shapesCan live in extreme environmentsArchaebacteria is whyAnd if it everywhere elseThen it's from eubacteriaAsexual reproductionBinary fissionBut some will combineSome with conjunctionThey have basic needsFood, energy, and survival techniquesThese are pathogens, can be in humansAll of these germs they can harm youBacteria's toxins, they can cause illnessViruses need to live in youBacteria many kinds do existSpherical, rod-like, and spiral shapedViruses invade cells then kill itWithout body defenses you'd be sickOh, viruses they are non-livingInvade reproduce in cellsAnd measured in nanometersBecause they are so very smallCan be round, brick-like, or bulletBacteriophage is complexThis robot-like virus infectsBacteria, yes it will eatOnce virus is insideTaking over cellCell will then produceVirus' materialActive happens nowHidden lies inside waits then comes aliveThese are pathogens, can be in humansAll of these germs they can harm youBacteria's toxins, they can cause illnessViruses need to live in youBacteria many kinds do existSpherical, rod-like, and spiral shapedViruses invade cells then kill itWithout body defenses you'd be sickNow these are pathogensMan, body defenseSkin be all wrappin' 'round your bodyGerm barrier it's formin'And then the nose, the germs are trappingFrom the hair and mucusNow when you see free, it's eyelidsKeeping the germs out of your eyes they're helpingCleaning for your eyes they tear upOr whatever you call itSwitch to the ears in the canalGerms, the wax will grab itStomach killin' germs in foodThe hydrochloric acidSwish, in your mouth and in your throatTonsils and adenoids they be killin' em a lotSo we've talked 'bout who see at the topBut now we look inside to find the germ destroyersSpleen fighting, white blood cells indoorsMoving through the blood killin' germs is what they're forMonocytes on the hunt engulf and trapLymphocytes comin' from lymph nodesThese are pathogens, can be in humansAll of these germs they can harm youBacteria's toxins, they can cause illnessViruses need to live in youBacteria many kinds do existSpherical, rod-like, and spiral shapedViruses invade cells then kill itWithout body defenses you'd be sickNow these are pathogens
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