e-Bug is a free educational resource for classroom and home use and makes learning about micro-organisms, the spread, prevention and treatment of infection fun and accessible for all students.
Throughout these teacher sections you will find
- detailed lesson plans
- fun student worksheets
- extension activities
- Activity demonstrations
- MS PowerPoint presentations to assist with the more difficult aspects of microbiology.
All activities and plans have been designed to complement the National Curriculum. The student pages complement the teacher resources by providing online games, revision pages and lots more to continue the learning experience at home.
NICE Guidance 2017
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidance on antimicrobial stewardship and changing behaviour around antibiotics recommends that all schools use Public Health England’s e-Bug resources to teach children and young people about hygiene, infections and antibiotics. This document outlines what NICE guidance is, why it is important, what this means for schools and teachers and how you can get involved in tackling antimicrobial resistance.
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The Assembly Activities Pack details fun, interactive and visual activities that are ideal for use in assemblies. Topics include microbes, and the spread, prevention and treatment of infection, including antibiotics and antibiotic resistance. The activities can be used during a school science week or to align with a national health campaign.
Activities include ‘The Snot Gun’, glitter hands and a balloon popping antibiotic resistant activity!
The e-Bug have developed Peer Education resources for use in schools. These resources allow students to act as peer educators by delivering e-Bug activities to other students in their school. Through peer education, students can develop a range of skills such as confidence and communication whilst also increasing their knowledge.
To download the resources and find out more, visit our peer education webpage here.
Beat the Bugs is a fun and interactive community hygiene course which aims to increase awareness and change behaviour around hygiene, self-care and antibiotics.
The course covers an Introduction to Microbes, Hand and Respiratory hygiene, Food hygiene, Oral hygiene, Antibiotics and Self-care.
This course can be used with a range of community groups. To find out more and download the resources, visit the Beat the Bugs webpage here.
e-Bug are evaluating the teacher’s website to see what improvements are needed to make it the best website for you teachers! We hope you will therefore answer the following short questionnaire.
As a thank you for your participation and feedback, you will receive: a professional certificate for CPD; a £5 gift voucher; and be entered into a draw to win a set of giant microbes.
- Do you want a professional certificate for your CPD?
- Do you want a £5 gift voucher?
- Do you want to win a set of giant microbes?
If you answered yes to the above then please complete the questionnaire here today!
In 2012 we broke a Guinness World Record for the largest simultaneous hand hygiene lesson plan at multiple venues. Well done to all the schools who participated! Read about it here.