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This is a compilation of clips set to a background of music and based on the theme of microorganisms. Includes images of sneezing, yogurt, blue cheese, magnified skin, microbes, rotting vegetation, teeth, and scrubbing up prior to surgery.

Note: There is no narration in this clip.
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First broadcast:
11 October 2007

Classroom Ideas

Can be used when learning about microorganisms. You could first show the children the clip and then present them with images of instruments aiding vision, eg glasses, a telescope or a microscope. Ask the children to pick out the instrument which can help them seeing microorganisms.

Could also be used when talking about health issues. Perhaps use the hand wash scene to start a discussion about hygiene - why is the surgeon washing his hands so thoroughly? Invite the children to think about how they can prevent bacteria and viruses from spreading and make a list of the ideas.

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