Microscopic life in your food
A look at the microscopic life that surrounds - and inhabits! - us, from weevils in the carpet to moulds that rot our food.
These books explore the variety of this microscopic life, how it survives and reproduces and the effects it has on the environment it inhabits. The series is designed to support the study of micro-organisms as specified in the KS2 Science Curriculum and further developed in their schemes of work.
Microscopic Life in Your Body looks at bacteria, viruses, fungi, mites and lice. It investigates how they inhabit our bodies, the illnesses and diseases they cause and how the body defends itself against them. Microscopic Life in Your Food looks at micro-organisms that are used in food production, how they contribute to the natural process of decay, how to keep food safe from bacterial contamination and how 'good' bacteria help us to digest our food.
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