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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