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Discoveries in the realm of microorganisms

by Laura Vogt

Grade 7D explores the many facets of bacteria and fungi

As part of an exciting series of lessons on green genetics, the students created posters on various topics related to microorganisms and worked out their content independently.

The series of lessons built on the content of the previous school year, in which the students dealt with disease-causing microorganisms. Now the aim was to explore the benefits of microorganisms for humans and to become aware of them. In the process, the students made some amazing discoveries and expanded their knowledge about the importance of microorganisms.

One poster was dedicated to the topic of "Microorganisms in Wastewater Treatment." The students learned that microorganisms play an important role in the purification of wastewater. They decompose organic matter and help return purified water to the natural water cycle. This realization has strengthened the students' environmental awareness. Parallel to this, the topic of sewage treatment plants was worked on in chemistry lessons.

Another topic that Grade 7D addressed was "Microorganisms in the cycle of nature". The students explored how microorganisms in nature are responsible for the decomposition of dead plant and animal materials. They realized that microorganisms play a significant role in returning nutrients to the natural cycle. This insight gave the students a deeper understanding of the interrelationships in nature.

Furthermore, the students investigated the topic "Microorganisms in Medicine". They learned that microorganisms not only cause diseases, but also play an important role in the production of antibiotics and other drugs. The students were fascinated by the fact that microorganisms can help fight diseases and thus make a significant contribution to human health.

Another exciting topic that 7D addressed was "Microorganisms in food production and agriculture". The students explored how microorganisms are used in the production of foods such as yogurt, cheese and sauerkraut. They learned that microorganisms are not only useful for humans, but also play an important role in agriculture.

The students in 7D gained exciting insights into the multifaceted world of microorganisms during this series of lessons. They have expanded their understanding of the importance of microorganisms in various areas of everyday life.

At the end of the series of lessons, the students had the opportunity to present their posters to the students of 5D as part of their Science lessons. This presentation allowed for an interactive exchange and promoted an understanding of the diversity and importance of microorganisms.

Grade 7D showed that knowledge about microorganisms is not only exciting, but also helps to better understand the world around us. We are excited about further discoveries and look forward to the upcoming lessons.


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