Bacteria v Virus

Over the coming weeks, the children will be learning about microbes, the differences between bacteria and viruses and how we can stay safe from infection. They will also be learning about how vaccination works and the role it has on keeping us safe from viruses, including flu and CoVID-19.

This week, children learned that the scientific word for germs is microbes. We looked at the etymology of the word (micro = 1 millionth, microscope, microphone, microbiologist) and the two main types of microbe – viruses and bacteria.

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