What will you learn
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.
- Antibiotics do not work on viruses, as bacteria and viruses have different structures.
- Bacteria are continually adapting to develop ways of not being killed by antibiotics, this is called antibiotic resistance.
- Taking antibiotics also affects your useful bacteria, not just the ones causing an infection.
- Antibiotic resistant bacteria can be carried by healthy or ill people and can be passed on silently to others.
- Antibiotic resistance spreads between different bacteria within our body.
- Controlling antibiotic resistance is everyone's responsibility including you.
- Graph paper for completion of SW2
- Science: Working Scientifically, Experimental skills and investigations, Analysis and evaluation
- RSHE: Health & Prevention
- GCSE: Health and Social Care, Factors affecting health and wellbeing, health promotion