Upper Key Stage 2 – Micro-organisms

Set up a circus of activities that include: 

  • exploring the passing of germs using hand-gel and glitter,
  • friendly and unfriendly bacteria and microbes in our local environment,
  • using bakers’ yeast and making yoghurt. 

Ask children to make observations and raise questions that lead to further investigations for example - how much of a bacterium culture is needed to make a perfect yoghurt? 




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