A small history of the microbiome

Every year on June 27, World Microbiome Day is a chance to showcase what microbes are and their importance in health and everyday life.

This brief article demonstrates the importance of an understanding of microbes and microbiomes by both scientists and society. It is well suited to Biology students in senior secondary but is also suitable to year 8, 9, and 10 students.


Word Count: 785

A small history of the microbiome – Australia’s Science Channel

A small history of the microbiome

Years: 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

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Biological Sciences –  Cells, The Body

Additional: Careers, Maths, Technology, Engineering.

Concepts (South Australia):

Biological Sciences – Form and Function