Welcome to e-Bug


  • e-Bug have developed a free e-Bug training module for educators. The training aims to help educators incorporate e-Bug into their lessons, to show what e-Bug resources are available, how educators can access them and how to use them. Complete the e-Bug training module for educators here , and complete the online evaluation survey here to be awarded your certificate.
  • British Science Week is a 10 day programme held from the 11th to the 20th March on how the sciences, technology, engineering and maths relate to our everyday lives, and helps to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers with fun and participative events and activities. Find out more here.
    For British Science Week, the e-Bug team will be at the Big Bang Fair at The NEC, Birmingham on the 16th-19th March 2016. The event is free to register and attend! If you are attending please come and visit the e-Bug team to learn more about our resources – and get your own free copy!
  • World Oral Health Day is held annually on the 20th March to celebrate the benefits of a healthy mouth and to promote worldwide awareness of the issues around oral health and the importance of oral hygiene. Get your students involved in World Oral Health Day with our oral hygiene lesson plans, created in association with Queen Mary University, for junior students to discuss oral hygiene and how to prevent tooth decay.
    Further information about World Oral Heath Day and campaign material can be found here.
  • e-Bug are thrilled to announce the release of our first ever downloadable app called Bacteria Combat! Bacteria Combat, developed by microbiologist Carla Louise Brown and Future Fossil Studios, teaches school pupils about bacteria and antibiotic resistance. The app was designed for [ages 9-14] school pupils and plays as a thrilling digital card game, showing the battle between good and bad bacteria and the influence of antibiotics.
    Download the app on Google play here. Click the feedback link on Google play to share your thoughts on this game. Watch this space for a multiplayer version coming soon!
  • e-Bug very excited to launch new educational material for 15-18 year old on vaccinations. Resources include lesson plans, animations and debate kits as well as an updated website for young adults including hot topics on vaccinations, vaccine advice, videos and patient stories. Following the success of the antibiotics resources for this age group, we are excited to hear your feedback on these vaccination resources.
    View the vaccination lesson plan and view the updated student site here!
  • e-Bug are posting updated KS2 and KS3 packs to every primary and secondary school in England! Keep an eye out for the pack at your school and let your colleagues know. The updated resources include Farm Hygiene and Oral Hygiene for KS2 and a specific topic on Chlamydia for KS3. In the meantime, you can view the KS1, KS2, KS3 and KS4 resources online.
  • e-Bug are pleased to advise that we now on TWITTER! Please follow us @eBug_UK where we will engage with a wider audience to spread the message of health education, update our followers on new resources, and share information on events that the e-Bug team are at.

    We will also be running some promotions so keep an eye out for these and let your colleagues know about our twitter account! Follow us here.

e-Bug is a free educational resource for classroom and home use and makes learning about micro-organisms, the spread, prevention and treatment of infection fun and accessible for all students.

Throughout these teacher sections you will find

  • detailed lesson plans
  • fun student worksheets
  • extension activities
  • animations
  • Activity demonstrations
  • MS PowerPoint presentations to assist with the more difficult aspects of microbiology.

All activities and plans have been designed to complement the National Curriculum. The student pages complement the teacher resources by providing online games, revision pages and lots more to continue the learning experience at home.

e-Bug Training Module for Educators

e-Bug have now developed free training on e-Bug and the resources. Click the link for more information on how to take part in the training.

Click here to access free training

Newsletter - Winter 2016

The latest teacher newsletter can be downloaded here. Find out what’s new for Winter 2016!

If you would like to be the first to hear about new resources and e-Bug updates, email e-bug@phe.gov.uk to be added to the newsletter mailing list.

Hand Hygiene Challenge

In 2012 we broke a Guinness World Record for the largest simultaneous hand hygiene lesson plan at multiple venues. Well done to all the schools who participated! Read about it here.

Take the teacher survey

We would really like your help to see who has heard of, or used, the e-Bug resources and what you think about them. We would also like to know if you haven’t heard of e-Bug before now!

The survey only takes 3 minutes to complete and the best part is that the first 5000 participating teachers will be sent a free CD containing the e-Bug lesson plans.

What are you waiting for – click on the link below and tell us what you think.

Take the survey now




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