Micro-organisms: useful microbes

Teaching Time: 50min

Target Group: Key Stage 3

Curriculum Links:

Science: Working scientifically: scientific attitudes, experimental skills and investigations analysis and evaluation, Biology: Structure and function of living organisms, Material cycles and energy

Design and technology: Cooking and nutrition

PSHE: Core Theme 1 - Health and Wellbeing

Learning Objectives:

All students will:

  • understand that some microbes can keep us healthy.
  • understand that some microbes can be put to good use.

Most students will:

  • understand that we need bacterial colonisation to live a healthy life.

Some students will:

  • understand that we need to protect our normal microbial flora.
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Description:

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

Activities include:

  • Yogurt making activity, where students observe how microbes can be put to good use in the food industry.
  • Examining a yogurt culture under a microscope, observe the presence of useful bacteria and report on the findings.

The video below provides a demonstration of how to make yoghurt.

 

 

 

 

 

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