Microorganisms and infection teaching resources

Worksheets and lesson ideas to challenge students to think about microorganisms and vaccines (GCSE and Key Stage 3)

Microbes are everywhere. They represent an ideal platform to teach students about scale and are fantastic organisms to work with in the lab. Use deep questioning to challenge the misconception that bacteria are “simple”. This group of organisms has been around for a considerably longer amount of time than the “more complex” animals. Indeed, our bodies are more bacterial than human!  Only sometimes do these microbes cause problems and cause disease. 

The video below shows just how amazing Protists can be! 

  1. Bacteria
  2. Fungi
  3. Microorganisms and scale
  4. Vaccines