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Yr 5/6: Micro-Organisms

Years 5 and 6 have been studying microorganisms as part of our learning on ‘Living Things and their Habitats.’ We have explored conditions for growth of mould, placing slices of bread in warm, cold, dark, light, damp and dry locations, making predictions and observing the changes that occurred over several weeks. 


We discovered that fungi, plants and animals are all eukaryotic microorganisms, whereas bacteria are prokaryotic microorganisms. Next, we looked at examples of eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells and discussed their similarities and differences. Using this knowledge, the children then created their own microorganism, describing its name, classification, uses and effects (harmful or helpful) in a fact file.