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World of Microbes (virtual activity)

  • CalendarAvailable on request
  • Clock outlineUp to 2 hours

Introduction to the world of microbes.

A Cardiff University scientist provides an introduction to the world of microbes around us by demonstrating agar plate swabs from hands and surfaces, highlighting the importance of hand washing. They also use plaque disclosing tablets to help talk about the microbes in our mouths.

Get involved and join in a competition to design your own 'Super Bug!'. The winner will receive a certificate.

About the organiser

This activity is organised by Cardiff Institute for Tissue Engineering and Repair (CITER). Contact Siân Morgan at for more details.

How to book

Please contact the Cardiff Institute for Tissue Engineering and Repair (CITER) engagement team to request this activity.

TicketThis activity is free

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  • TickTeachers
  • TickFamilies
  • TickFoundation - ages 3-7, foundation year and years 1 and 2
  • TickKey stage two - ages 7-11, years 3-6
  • TickKey stage three - ages 11-14, years 7-9

Teacher supervision is required.

Curriculum themes

  • TickHealth and wellbeing
  • TickScience and technology

Activity type

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  • TickCompetition
  • TickOnline resource


  • TickEngagement with our research
  • TickSupporting curriculum themes
  • TickWidening university participation

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