Medicines for Microbes

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Medicines for Microbes

A pharmacist

This unit proves an opportunity for children to think about micro-organisms, and come to understand that they can be both helpful and harmful, depending on how they are grown and used. The activities are put in a real-life context, that of biotechnology and the development of new medicines, with the need to find the best conditions for mould growth.

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Planning board: Investigating microbe growth PowerPoint icon (PowerPoint) 80 kB Presentation PowerPoint version of planning board
Planning board Notes: Investigating microbe growth PDF icon (pdf) 93 kB Teachers' notes on using the planning board
Measuring microbe growth PowerPoint icon (pdf) 110 kB Methods for measuring microbe growth
Measuring microbe growth: Notes PDF icon (pdf) 82 KB Teachers' notes on Measuring microbe growth

 

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