The Useful Microbes section of e-Bug, highlights to students that not all microbes are harmful, by examining the various ways and means we use certain microbes for our benefit.
Through a yogurt making activity students observe first hand how microbes can be put to good use in the food industry.
The extension activity, encourages students to question their experiments by examining a yogurt culture under a microscope and observe the presence of useful bacteria for themselves.
To reduce the amount of photocopying required, the student handouts are also found in MS PowerPoint format for whiteboard use.
- Useful Microbes - Complete pack (England)
- Useful Microbes - Complete pack (Scotland)