An investigation into bacteria

In this lesson pack for year 6 and P7, linking to the topic living things and habitats and Body system and cells, pupils will investigate and observe what happens when bread is left in different environments. They will set up their own investigation and make sure it is a fair test.

This downloadable pack includes:

  • A lesson plan, complete with top tips for setting up the investigation.
  • A printable card game entitled ‘bacteria battle cards’.
  • A fun printable board game entitled ‘bacteria invasion game’.
  • A PowerPoint presentation that explains what bacteria is and how it can be useful.

Simple to resource! The items you will need:

  • Sealable plastic bags
  • White sliced bread
  • Soap and a nail brush
  • Cornflour
  • Toaster
Year 6
Living things and habitats
An investigation into bacteria

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