Microbes for Primary Schools
These resources, from the Health Protection Agency (HPA) and e-Bug, provide a comprehensive introduction and solid grounding in microbes, their use, hygiene and also microbes in infectious diseases. The resources contain extensive teacher guidance, stimulus materials, animations and suggestions for student activities.
The resources in this collection cover the topics of:
• Introduction to microbes
• Useful microbes
• Harmful microbes
• Hand hygiene
• Food hygiene
• Respiratory hygiene
• Body's defence mechanisms (immunity)
• Antibiotics and medicines
• Microbe practical investigations
HEALTH and SAFETY
Any use of a resource that includes a practical activity must include a risk assessment. Please note that collections may contain ARCHIVE resources, which were developed at a much earlier date. Since that time there have been significant changes in the rules and guidance affecting laboratory practical work. Further information is provided in our Health and Safety guidance.