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Microorganisms and Food

This worksheet helps the student to expand their understanding of the world of micro-organisms and how their presence can affect hygiene in the shop, the kitchen and at the table as well as how micro-organisms can be used in food production.

'Microorganisms and Food' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 3

Curriculum topic:   Extend Your Learning

Curriculum subtopic:   Interesting Topics from the Old Curriculum

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Worksheet Overview

Microorganisms - germs - surely they're all bad?



In fact, the vast majority are beneficial (good) for life on our planet. Actually, they are absolutely vital because without them, nothing that dies (like leaves in autumn) would be broken down and re-used.



This worksheet looks at how microorganisms affect our food; both in terms of how they are used in food production and how they need to be considered in food hygiene, so that the harmful ones don't end up making us ill.

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