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Microorganisms: An Introduction

In this worksheet, students will get an introduction to microorganisms (microbes). What are they and what do they do?

'Microorganisms: An Introduction' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 3

Curriculum topic:   Extend Your Learning

Curriculum subtopic:   Interesting Topics from the Old Curriculum

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Worksheet Overview

Micro-organisms (microbes) are tiny living things that can only be seen under a microscope.



People are interested in microbes because they can cause disease in humans, animals and plants.

However, micro-organisms can also be very useful. Some can be used to make food and even medicines!


In this worksheet you will cover the main types of micro-organisms, the conditions they need to survive and reproduce and how they can be useful to us.

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