Useful Microbes

The Useful Microbes section of e-Bug, highlights to students that not all microbes are harmful, by examining the various ways and means we use certain microbes for our benefit.

Through a yogurt making activity students observe first hand how microbes can be put to good use in the food industry.

The extension activity, encourages students to question their experiments by examining a yogurt culture under a microscope and observe the presence of useful bacteria for themselves.

To reduce the amount of photocopying required, the student handouts are also found in MS PowerPoint format for whiteboard use.






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