This lesson looks at microorganisms and explores how some can be helpful, while others are harmful. It also teaches children about the importance of good hygiene. 

Cross-curricular links: science

Learning Activities:

  • Experiment to grow bacteria
  • Making soap
  • Demonstrating how germs spread
  • Experiment to show effect of handwashing
  • Experiment to show why some food is kept in the fridge
  • Finding out about Edward Jenner and Alexander Flemming