In this section students are introduced to a variety of health issues caused by harmful microbes. This lesson touches on the different ways in which bacteria, viruses and fungi can be pathogenic to humans, and aligns well with RSHE guidelines relating to Health & Prevention.
Students are encouraged to discuss as a class how some microbes can be harmful and what they can do to prevent themselves from getting ill. This lesson also highlights that not all illnesses are caused by microbes.
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