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Micro-organisms: an introduction

Description: In this section students are introduced to the wonderful world of microbes through animations and three different activities. Topic focuses on the useful and harmful microbes, and the types and shapes of these.

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Micro-organisms: useful microbes

Description: This section highlights to students that not all microbes are harmful by examining beneficial microbes.

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Micro-organisms: harmful microbes

Description: In this section students are introduced to a variety of health issues caused by harmful microbes. Your class will discuss how bad microbes can be harmful and that not all illnesses are caused by microbes.

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Spread of infection: hand hygiene

Description: Hand hygiene has been shown to reduce the incidence of absenteeism in schools as good hand hygiene reduces the spread of microbes and infection.

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Spread of infection: respiratory hygiene

Description: In this section students observe on a large and fun scale how far germs are carried when they sneeze, and that covering your mouth with a tissue, or your sleeve (not your hand) can prevent the spread of infection.

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Spread of infection: food hygiene

Description: This Food Hygiene lesson demonstrates how dangerous microbes can infect humans through raw and undercooked foods.

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Spread of infection: farm hygiene

Description: This session will make students aware that farm animals sometimes carry microbes that can be harmful to humans. Some examples of these harmful microbes are E. coli, Salmonella and Campylobacter.

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Micro – organisms: An Introduction

Description: In this section students are introduced to the world of microbes, firstly by exploring the different types and shapes of microbes and later, by close examination of useful and harmful microbes.

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Micro-organisms: useful microbes

Description: This section highlights the benefits of some microbes by examining the various ways and means we can utilise them for our benefit.

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Micro-organisms: harmful microbes

Description: Microbial infections are found across the world. “Harmful Microbes” introduces students to the variety of infectious diseases across the globe caused by harmful microbes. Students learn that it is not always easy to identify and treat a disease.

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Spread of infection: hand hygiene

Description: Hand hygiene has been shown to reduce the incidence of absenteeism in schools as good hand hygiene reduces the spread of microbes and infection. This section aims to teach students how poor hand hygiene can lead to the spread of microbes and disease.

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Spread of infection: respiratory hygiene

Description: This section aims to teach students how poor respiratory hygiene can lead to the spread of microbes and disease. Students observe how far microbes are carried when they sneeze and how many people can be affected.

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