We have concluded our look at this topic today. I have really enjoyed teaching this, this year. It's hard to believe how much we crammed in, and yet there's a lot more that we could add. The children took a tour of our school kitchen to look at food safety and had a visit from a GP to talk about bacteria, viruses and fungus. The children designed posters to show good food safety and to show what they learned about useful micro-organisms. They grew yeast and investigated the best conditions to grow mould. The children studied various website.
Here are some of the sites we used:
BBC Science Clips
What are bacteria?
Food Standards Agency
Next year we plan to set up our own compost. The one thing big missing this year is a good video about micro-organisms. Does anyone know of one?