Drug discovery teaching resources

Worksheets and lesson ideas to challenge students to think about drug discovery (GCSE and Key Stage 3)

Discovery of penicillin – did Fleming just get lucky?

GCSE worksheet on the discovery of penicillin. Students work through the activity about the discovery of penicillin. This tasks gets students to apply what they have learnt about bacteria and antibiotics and gets them thinking about the details of Fleming’s observations and his contribution to drug discovery. (PDF)

Follow this link to the original paper published by Fleming in 1929.

  1. Bacteria
  2. Drug discovery
  3. Fungi
  4. Microorganisms and scale
  5. Infection and response
  6. Vaccines