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Good and Bad Microorganisms. Review. What is the role of decomposers in the food chain? What are three different types of decomposers?. VIDEO. VIDEO. Microorganisms. Microorganisms are living things you cannot see without a microscope. Some are helpful while others are harmful .

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Good and bad microorganisms

Good and Bad Microorganisms


Review

Review

  • What is the role of decomposers in the food chain?

  • What are three differenttypes of decomposers?

VIDEO


Good and bad microorganisms

VIDEO


Microorganisms

Microorganisms

  • Microorganisms are living things you cannot see without a microscope.

  • Some are helpful while others are harmful.


Helpful microorganisms

Helpful Microorganisms

  • Bacteria live on and in our bodies and keep us alive!


Helpful bacteria

Helpful Bacteria

  • Bacteria are used to make cheese and yogurt!

  • Different types of bacteria cause different tastes!


Helpful fungus

Helpful Fungus

  • Mold is a type of fungus.

  • A mold called penicillin is an antibiotic (medicine) we take to kill bad bacteria.


Good and bad microorganisms

Bad bacteria

Penicillin


Helpful fungus1

Helpful Fungus

  • Yeast is another type of fungus.

  • We use yeast when baking bread (releases CO2) and to make wine (creates ethanol).


Harmful microorganisms

Harmful Microorganisms

  • Some microorganisms make us very sick and destroy our food.


Harmful bacteria

Harmful Bacteria

  • Some types of bacteria are responsible for sicknesses such as pneumonia and food poisoning.


Harmful fungus

Harmful Fungus

  • Fungus can cause things such as:

    • Mold on food

    • Athlete's Foot

    • Dandruff


What s growing on you

What’s growing on you!?

  • Choose an area on your body where you think a lot of microorganisms would grow.

  • Take a swab of that area and rub it on the clear mixture in the bottle. Put your name on the bottle and place it on the window sill.

  • Square out an area in your notes and explain why you think the body part you chose will have the most microorganisms.


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