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All of your microbes combined weigh about as much as your brain. The majority of these are in your gut.What is a microbe?
Microbes generate at least 50% of the oxygen we breathe.What is a microbe?
The holes in swiss cheese are made by a microbe called Propionibacterium that produces carbon dioxide bubbles during the cheese making processWhat is a microbe?
There are more microbes in a teaspoon of soil than the number of people on earth.What is a microbe?
Everyone’s gut microbiota is different like a unique fingerprintWhat is a microbe?
from the field to the fork and further
We have compiled and continue to develop educational resources that can be used at Primary and Secondary levels that cover a variety of themes related to microbes. They include fun activities such as word searches and material to support the Scottish Curriculum for Excellence, including a resource that focusses on the science behind the COVID-19 diagnostic test. We also provide links to relevant resources generated by other organisations. Follow us on Twitter to receive updates on new resources and pages.