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Read All About Germs!

Do you know what germs are? Our superhero researchers study germs so they can work out why a child is sick and how to make them better. Learn all about germs and what they can do to your body. Read about how germs can cause skin infections such as scabies. Then test your knowledge by answering the quiz!

Comprehension Activity

Do you know what the difference is between a bacterium and a virus? There are different kinds of bacteria and viruses all around us, but our wonderful immune system is always working to protect our bodies. Read the text and answer the questions in this comprehension activity!

Growing Germs

Have you ever wondered why adults are always telling you to wash your hands with soap and water? Find out why through this fun and simple science experiment where you can grow your own germs on slices of bread! The activity sheet comes with easy-to-follow instructions and a list of things you will need to conduct the experiment.

Germ Diary

Create a Germ Diary to record your daily observations from the Growing Germs activity. Print, fold and glue the pages together to create your very own little diary.

Word Search

Our superhero researchers study all kinds of viruses and bacteria to work out the ways we can fight them, but did you know not all germs are bad for you? Find all the words related to viruses and bacteria in the word search!

Tonsil Facts Poster

What do tonsils do? This fun facts poster is a handy guide to understanding what’s happening at the back of our mouths

Colouring In

Meet the nasty germs on this fun colouring in sheet for you to download and get creative with!

Build a Virus

What do viruses look like? Learn about these tiny but powerful germs through a fun activity where you get to build your very own virus. The activity comes with examples of viruses which you may choose to create, or you may even wish to design your own brand-new virus!

A Soapy Magic Trick

You won’t believe your eyes when you see what soap can do in this simple science experiment. Learn about the properties of soap in this science activity which uses basic household ingredients. It’s such a fun experiment that we guarantee you’re going to want to repeat it several times!

Build a Strep A Bug

Streptococcus A is a group of bacteria that is found in the throat and on the skin. It is contagious and can easily spread to other people. Create your very own model of a Strep A bacterium by following the instructions on this crafty activity!

Antibodies and Pathogens

A pathogen is a scientific word for a germ that can cause disease and make you sick. Just like a lock and key, your body needs to produce specific antibodies to kill a specific pathogen. Match the antibodies to the pathogens on this activity sheet by drawing a line between the matching pairs!

Herd Immunity Jenga

What is herd immunity and how does it work? Learn about herd immunity and why vaccinations are important in preventing the spread of diseases through a fun game of Jenga!

Micro Word-Search

Use a magnifying glass to help you find the tiny words in this micro word-search! Can you find all the words related to infectious diseases?

Vaccine Memory Game

How do vaccines work and how do they prevent you from getting sick from a disease? This fast card-matching game lets you play the role of a vaccine to learn about how they gain a memory of the antibodies needed to kill a particular pathogen.

Bacteria Cookies

Bacteria are single-celled organisms that are so tiny, they can only be seen through a microscope. In this activity, you will be able to make some delicious cookies that look like you are looking down the microscope at bacteria.