Riverina Environmental Education Centre

"YINDYAMARRA" Slowly - Carefully - Respectfully

Telephone02 6932 9134


Marvellous microorganisms

This program explores some of the following 'Big Ideas':

  • A Microorganism (also called microbe) is a living organism that is too small to be seen with the naked eye but is visible under a microscope. They feed, grow and reproduce.
  • Microorganisms include bacteria, viruses, algae, fungi and protozoa.
  • Decomposer microorganisms cause the process of decomposition. Foodstuffs exposed to bacteria and fungi 
  • (mould) can threaten future food security.
  • Pathogenic microorganisms can cause diseases.
  • Microorganisms have great health benefits and can be used in the production of some food and drinks.
  • The spread of harmful microorganisms can be avoided through hygienic practices and vaccinations
This study aligns with 'Marvellous Micro-organisms' from the Primary Connections series.

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