Lesson plans

In this section find lesson plans for Biology, Human Biology and Health and Social Care.

Antibiotics

The e-Bug antibiotic lesson plan explores how antibiotics work and how bacteria differ from viruses or human cells:

  • Animations and a student worksheet describe how antibiotic resistance arises and spreads.
  • A presentation covers antibiotic discovery and resistance.
  • A quiz allows you to test your students’ knowledge on antibiotics before or after the lesson. National data allows students to compare their answers to a wider population.
  • Finally, students use statistical tests to analyse antibiotic resistance data.

Vaccinations

The e-Bug vaccination lesson plan explores common misconceptions about vaccinations:

  • The main activity allows students to understand how the media influences public opinion about vaccines.
  • A short PowerPoint activity introduces students to the Andrew Wakefield MMR vaccination scare. Students then use Public Health England surveillance data to plot a graph to understand the impact the MMR scare had on vaccine uptake and measles infection rates.
  • Animations and a student worksheet cover how our immune system works and reacts to infectious diseases and vaccines.

Hygiene

"A simple guide to healthy living in a germy world - the so-called hygiene hypothesis" - This is interactive guide, developed by The International Scientific Forum on Home Hygiene, explains our current understanding of the so-called hygiene hypothesis, how and why reduced interaction with our microbial world is linked to rising levels of allergies and other chronic inflammatory diseases. The guide also looks at how we can develop hygiene habits that protect us against infectious diseases whilst at the same time maintaining exposure to the microbes which are important for our health.