Heziberri 2020 describes "taking care of our health habits to prevent possible infection risk both individually and within society" as the first of the goals for Basic Education. It is therefore essential that our students are provided with the necessary classroom tools so that they are cautious about antibiotic use and learn about the importance of food safety and food hygiene.
This is why today I would like to share a wonderful resource with both language teachers and Science teachers: e-Bug is a free educational resource that makes learning about micro-organisms, the spread, prevention and treatment of infection fun and accessible for all students.
The teacher sections include:
- detailed lesson plans
- fun student worksheets
- extension activities
- Activity demonstrations
- MS PowerPoint presentations to assist with the more difficult aspects of microbiology.
The student pages complement the teacher resources by providing online games, revision pages, quizzes and fact files.
This project has been implemented in 26 European countries both at Primary and Secondary schools and it is available in 22 languages. Evaluation of the project concluded that e-Bug teaching packs demonstrated a significant improvement in students' knowledge in all sections. Therefore, using this resource is a goal scoring opportunity to reinforce key messages on immunity, vaccines, prudent antibiotic use and consumer behaviour around food hygiene.