Health: Germs: Infection, Detection and Protection
Sites are about germs (bacteria and viruses) and diseases. Covers tips for disease prevention, such as hand-washing, food safety, vaccines, etc. Includes lesson plans, hands-on activities and interactive games. There is also a link to eThemes Resources on Microbes: Bacteria and Fungi.
Learn about germs. Click on "Kids' Dictionary for Medical Words" for definitions, "Illnesses and Injuries" for common medical problems, and "Movies and Games" for interactive games. NOTE: This site contain a banner ad.
Water and Germs
The site is all about germs. Includes symptoms of illness and lists of diseases and their pathogens.
Let's Find the Germs
Play this interactive game by dragging the magnifying glass around the hand to discover 5 germs. Fun game for the SMARTboard.
Infection, Detection and Protection
Play "How Lou Got the Flu" to discover how diseases spread. Also play "Bacteria in the Cafeteria" to learn if germs are good or bad. Explore the other links for more on microbes and germs. Note: requires Shockwave.
Learn about what's inside Ralphie that has made him ill. Includes a hands-on class activity. Note: This site includes ads.
Play "Don't Cross-Contaminate Cross Word Puzzle" and read "Germs on the Run" to learn how to wash your hands correctly. Explore the other links for more information.
Watch a movie to learn about vaccines and how they work to fight germs.
Food Safety at Home
This site has information about maintaining food safety in your house. There are activity pages for children that can be printed out.
ThinkQuest: Germs, Germs Everywhere
This is student created website. Learn about different types of germs, helpful germs and harmful germs, diseases from germs, and prevention from germs.
BBC: Look Around You
Take a germ quiz and check your answer online.
Stopping Germs at Home, Work and School
Learn how to protect yourself from germ spread as well as quick facts about spread of germs in schools.
Clean Hands Save Lifes
Watch a video clip demonstrating how to wash your hands correctly and also learn why it is important to wash your hands.
Food Detectives Fight BAC
Learn about good practices to keep food safe from bacteria and then play interactive games to test how much you have learned about this topic.
eThemes Resource: Microbes: Bacteria
These sites are about bacteria, where they live, what they look like, and why they can be harmful to humans. Find out who is credited with discovering bacteria. Includes online quizzes, movies, and hands-on experiments. There are links to eThemes Resources on germs and fungi.
eThemes Resource: Microbes: Fungi
Find out how fungi spread and how they can be both beneficial and harmful to humans. Includes online quizzes, games, an animated movie, and hands-on experiment ideas. There is also a link to eThemes Resource on Bacteria.