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Useful Microbes for Secondary Science

Produced by the Health Protection Agency, this e-Bug resource contains teacher guidance, stimulus materials and student activity suggestions. It looks at useful microbes by examining the various ways and means we can utilise them for our benefit. Through a yoghurt-making activity, students observe at first hand how microbes can be put to good use in the food industry. An extension activity encourages students to question their experiments by preparing a slide and examining a yoghurt culture under a microscope to observe the presence of bacteria for themselves.

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