Microbes and food
Learn some of the basics about micro-organisms with this e-source and find out how microbes get into food. Age range given as 14-16 - may be challenging for some pupils.
Microbes and disease (bitesize revision)
Bitesize revision covering microbes and disease. Work through each section. At the end of each section is an activity and a short test.
A great site with lots of info including 'microbes in the news' and a careers section.
Infectious diseases: pathogens
There are 11 pages in this electronic resource including:
* Pathogens and disease
* Barriers to infection
* Acquired immunity
* Medicines and the immune system
* Vaccinations in the UK
* Immune system causes problems
Interactive features include the glossary, diagrams and some quiz questions
A nice clear summary, slightly interactive.
Infectious diseases: immunity and vaccinations
Find out about how our immune system works and how vaccinations can be used to prevent us getting diseases.
Infectious diseases: infectious disease timeline
Through the years many different scientists have changed the way we understand and treat disease. Many of them were living and working at much the same time. This timeline shows some of the main characters involved in explaining infectious diseases and working out how to treat them.
Infectious diseases: medicines
An overview of modern medicines used to treat infectious diseases by killing the pathogens that cause them. Includes information on antibiotic resistance, how medicines are developed and different types of medicines.
Microbiology revision tips
Key facts and important ideas that will help you with last minute revision about microbiology.
Micro-organisms play an important role in the production of many of the foods we eat and drink. Find out more and download recipes that use micro-organisms.
Infectious diseases: diseases
This website gives details of the symptoms, treatment, prevention of a number of diseases including HIV, flu, chickenpox, malaria.
Observing Bacteria in a Petri Dish
Use this web page to help identify different types of bacteria.
What does a head louse look like magnified? And lots of other ugly beasts up close in this microscopic world.
Zoom down the microscope to magnify and explore the secret world of microbes. Fidn out what they look like, what they do, which ones make us ill and which ones are 'friendly'.