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Microbes are Different

In this worksheet, students will be looking at what micro-organisms are all about, what they do and what makes them so different from much of the rest of the living world and how they are involved in diseases.

'Microbes are Different' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Animals, including Humans

Curriculum subtopic:   Healthy Bodies: Lifestyle

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Worksheet Overview

Micro-organisms (or microbes, or even germs) are just that ... micro-sized.

 

Bacteria

 

For a long time in human history, their existence was never even suspected: for example, the great typhoid and cholera epidemics in cities like London in Victorian times were put down to "something in the nasty smells in the air".  So people would walk around with sweet smelling things under their noses to avoid becoming ill.

 

Now we know a lot more about them and this worksheet acts as a simple introduction to the world of microbes.

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