GCSE Core Science - Biology: Microbes and Disease - Lesson 3 - Investigating Microbes
This lessons covers everything you need for doing the traditional practical culturing bacteria on agar plates and testing them resistance. The outcomes and resources are differentiated and pitched at GCSE students targeting a 'C' grade at the end of their course.
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Science students often struggle to understand the concept of a control investigation, something which is regularly examined by most exam board specifications. This worksheet explains clearly what a control investigation is and then provides several practice investigations which require students to describe a suitable control. Finally, the worksheet provides an extra 'challenge' question for more able students to describe how control experiments were important in establishing the germ theory of disease and debunking the myth of spontaneous generation.
A worksheet aimed at advanced biology students that introduces the concept of disease. The worksheet covers categories of disease (e.g. infectious, lifestyle, inherited), examples of disease, mechanisms of infectious disease, interfaces for pathogens and interpretation of epidemiological patterns.