3 Types of Microbes Activity
You could use this activity at the start of the KS3 (Ages 11-14) topic 'Microbes and Disease' . Print out and laminate the three PowerPoints, and stick them on the walls around the classroom. Each student goes round the room finding the information to fill in their summary sheet on bacteria, fungi and viruses. (The &'Extras&'; pages of the PowerPoints do not contain any of the essential information, but extra stuff that might interest some students.) Depending on the group, takes 20-50 minutes. I have also used this to introduce pathogens to KS4 (Ages 14-16) classes.


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  • Bacteria Summary.ppt
  • Fungi Summary.ppt
  • Viruses Summary.ppt
  • Microbes Summary Sheet Blank 3 main types.doc

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Created: Mar 7, 2009

Updated: Jan 26, 2015

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Bacteria Summary

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Fungi Summary

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Viruses Summary

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