Science - Micro-organisms
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What are micro-organisms?
These are tiny living things that can only be seen using a microscope
List three types of micro-organisms
List a benefit of bacteria
It makes cheese and yoghurt
It makes antibiotics and drugs
List a harmful effect of bacteria
It makes milk turn sour
It can cause sore throats
Why are antibiotics important?
They are chemicals that kill bacteria
List two ways fungi can get their food
Feeding on living things
Feeding on the remains of dead plants and animals
List a benefit of fungi
They can be eaten eg. mushrooms
They can be used to make beer, wine and bread
List a harmful effect of fungi
It causes ringworm and athlete's foot
It causes plant diseases eg. potato blight
State the illnesses caused by viruses
Give a benefit of vaccination on small babies
Protects against infection
Give a risk of vaccination on small babies
Mild symptoms of the disease can occur - fever and rash
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