Primary: Useful Microbes
Produced by the Health Protection Agency, this e-Bug resource helps to show children some of the useful microbes. Extensive teacher guidance, stimulus materials and students' activity sheets help students to investigate the growth of yeast in the breadmaking process.
An alternative is the use of bacteria to produce yoghurt from milk.
Both activities allow students to see helpful uses of microbes and also investigate the conditions needed for their growth.
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.