Marvellous Micro-organisms
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Micro-organisms affect everyone. Some are helpful, while others are harmful. Explore where they lurk and how they cleverly survive and thrive.
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Investigating micro organisms | Miss Barnett's and Mrs Clayton's Class

Investigating micro organisms | Miss Barnett's and Mrs Clayton's Class | Marvellous Micro-organisms | Scoop.it
We made mini compost bins from 'green' and 'brown' waste. We mixed yeast with sugar and warm water to see what happens. We put bread in a cool place and a warm place to see the difference and we set up an experiment ...
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The Squid, the Vibrio & the Moon

The Squid, the Vibrio & the Moon | Marvellous Micro-organisms | Scoop.it
The Squid, the Vibrio & the Moon is a beautifully illustrated storybook
about the symbiotic relationship between the Hawaiian bobtail squid and the
bioluminescent bacteria - Vibrio fischeri.
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What and where are micro-organisms? - The Children's University of Manchester

What and where are micro-organisms? - The Children's University of Manchester | Marvellous Micro-organisms | Scoop.it
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Learn how micro-organisms are all around you - both helpful and harmful! Check out the five different types of micro-organisms - bacteria, viruses, fungi, algae and protozoa. There's even a fungus word search.

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Phylo Trading Card Game puts science in Pokemon ...

Phylo Trading Card Game puts science in Pokemon ... | Marvellous Micro-organisms | Scoop.it
It's an open source, free community project launched with the goal of redirecting kids' obsession with Pokemon “pocket monsters” trivia into acquiring real information about the equally fascinating organisms that actually inhabit this planet.
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Interesting... Kids can recall details about 120+ pokemon creatures but they know very little about the amazing creatures that exist in the real world around them. Perhaps you could make trading cards for the microorganisms you know about...

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The Scoop on Strep Throat

The Scoop on Strep Throat | Marvellous Micro-organisms | Scoop.it
Strep throat gives you a sore throat and makes it hard to swallow. Find out more in this article for kids.
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One of the unhelpful microorganisms!

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Learn All About Mold with These 3 Bread Mold Science Experiments you Can do at Home!

Learn All About Mold with These 3 Bread Mold Science Experiments you Can do at Home! | Marvellous Micro-organisms | Scoop.it
Mold is a pesky, little organism with a mighty, big appetite. It will eat through your shoes. It will nap on your walls. It loves a good loaf of bread. And it can kill you.
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Explore mould and see where it grows best.

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Quiz Your Noodle: Bacteria -- National Geographic Kids

Quiz Your Noodle: Bacteria -- National Geographic Kids | Marvellous Micro-organisms | Scoop.it
They're everywhere. Billions of them, hiding in plain sight. What are they? Bacteria! Find out if you know what's true and what's false about these microscopic organisms.
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Do the quiz and uncover what you know about bacteria.

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Antony van Leeuwenhoek

Antony van Leeuwenhoek | Marvellous Micro-organisms | Scoop.it
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Find out about what inspired this scientist to build better microscopes and explore the invisible world of micro-organisms.

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Compost Tips

Compost Tips | Marvellous Micro-organisms | Scoop.it
A list of the top ten compost tips for using kitchen, garden and yard waste to create a nutrient-rich soil additive
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Read on to find out how micro-organisms are an essential part of great compost.

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The Ozemite Story

The Ozemite Story | Marvellous Micro-organisms | Scoop.it
Dick Smith Foods are made in Australia by Australian owned companies. We believe this is important because it provides employment for Australians and all the profits remain here, helping the future of our country.
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Interesting to read about the purpose-grown yeast used for this product as opposed to the spent-brewers yeast used in vegemite. I wonder if you can taste the difference - there's an investigation!

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microorganisms

microorganisms | Marvellous Micro-organisms | Scoop.it
Create, craft, draw, read, listen, enjoy. Love life! Mriek is using Pinterest, an online pinboard to collect and share what inspires you.
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Lots of bits and pieces about micro-organisms

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The Seven Life Processes.

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Micro-organisms are living organisms. The seven processes help distinguish living things from non-living things. Match the words with the processes to learn more.

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Window of Infectivity in Dental Caries - Primary and Permanent Teeth

Window of Infectivity in Dental Caries - Primary and Permanent Teeth | Marvellous Micro-organisms | Scoop.it
Both the Primary and Permanent teeth erupt into the oral cavity and thus provide a completely virgin ground of dental tissue for the micro organisms to attack on, this enables the Streptococcus Mutans to colonize in the oral cavity before ...
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Explore Yeast – All you have to know about yeasts

Explore Yeast – All you have to know about yeasts | Marvellous Micro-organisms | Scoop.it
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Explore this marvellous micro-organism!

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BBC - KS2 Bitesize Science - Microorganisms : Read

A key stage 2 revision and recap resource for science covering harmful and useful microorgansims.
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This resource helps us to learn about ways we can avoid spreading harmful micro-organisms - useful for all of us to know. It also shows us what helpful micro-organisms actually do.

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BBC - KS2 Bitesize Science - Microorganisms : Play

Science living things exercise - Microorganisms activity
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Save the world - defeat the micro-organisms!

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Microorganisms in food production | effca

Microorganisms in food production | effca | Marvellous Micro-organisms | Scoop.it
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Check out the you tube about bacterial cultures in food production. Bacterial cultures are used in the production of cheese, yoghurt and salami.

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Chapter 1 | Mold Course | US Environmental Protection Agency

Chapter 1 | Mold Course | US Environmental Protection Agency | Marvellous Micro-organisms | Scoop.it
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Find out the facts about mould and how we prevent it from growing. This site also details important health information and what to do if you you are aware mould is growing somewhere.

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Microorganisms for Kids - Science Games & Activities - Bacteria, Living Things

Microorganisms for Kids - Science Games & Activities - Bacteria, Living Things | Marvellous Micro-organisms | Scoop.it
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Play the micro-organism game and identify 6 different places in the picture where micro-organisms might live.

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Howard Florey - Maker of the Miracle Mould

Howard Florey - Maker of the Miracle Mould | Marvellous Micro-organisms | Scoop.it
Howard Florey - Maker of the Miracle Mould
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The story of penicillin and the scientist Howard Florey.

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Explore the history of VEGEMITE

Explore the history of VEGEMITE | Marvellous Micro-organisms | Scoop.it
Explore the history of Vegemite
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Find out everything you ever wanted to know about vegemite - but pay particular attention to the role of yeast in our Australian icon.

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Ocean 180 Video Challenge

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This video 'Innocence by Viral Tagging' is an entry into the Ocean 180 Video Challenge. It is a fun video that attempts to explain some of the complex interactions occuring between microbes in our oceans.

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BBC - KS3 Bitesize Science - Life processes : Revision, Page 2

BBC - KS3 Bitesize Science - Life processes : Revision, Page 2 | Marvellous Micro-organisms | Scoop.it
A key stage 3 revision and recap resource for science, covering respiration, nutrition, excretion, growth, sensitivity, movement and reproduction.
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Mrs Gren is a great way to remember the 7 processes of living things. Learn much more about the processes here.

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