Bacteria, Germs and Viruses Lesson

Grade Levels
4th - 7th
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Bacteria, Germs, and Viruses Lesson.

A 2-hour, fully resourced Health Education lesson all about how we can prevent the spread of germs, what bacteria and viruses are, and how people get infected, the dangers of poor hygiene, and much more. Suitable for use to teach about COVID 19 / Coronavirus and easy to use as home learning.

This lesson is editable, so easy to adapt for your own planning.

It is well-differentiated with three-level challenges for each task, contains a variety of activities, an hour-long PowerPoint, an information packet, a clip with questions, fold-able heart activity, clear measurable learning outcomes, and other activities.

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Physical health and symptoms of illness

Exercise and wellbeing

Healthy choices
Healthy eating

Staying healthy

Being healthy lesson

Healthy lives lesson

Healthy Habits and Routines

Healthy habits

Why should we limit screen time?

Sleep hygiene

Oral hygiene lesson

Mental Health

Mental health - warning signs and symptoms

Resilience and self-esteem

Grief, change and loss


Emotional Wellbeing

Understanding emotions - why do our feelings change?

Expressing emotions

Drugs, Medicines and Illness

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Drugs and Medicines

Allergies and Anaphylaxis

Vaccinations and disease

First aid & CPR

Personal Safety and Risk

Personal safety and hazards

Medicines and household dangers

Personal safety and risk

Fire safety

Sun safety


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Celebrating success and achievements

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Puberty and Growing up
Changing Emotions - Puberty

Hormones and emotions
Personal hygiene
Growing up - boys
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Girls' Puberty

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Human reproduction

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Teaching Duration
2 hours
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