University of Dundee

Magnificent Microbes Family Fun Day at Dundee Science Centre Saturday 15th March • 10am - 5pm

Saturday 15th March • 10am - 5pm

Magnificent Microbes Family Fun Day at Dundee Science Centre

Saturday 15th March • 10am - 5pm

Dundee Science Centre, Greenmarket, Dundee DD1 4QB

Microbiologists from CLS introduce kids, parents and teachers to the world of “Magnificent Microbes!”

School students and members of the public will attend a two-day event on Saturday 15 March 2014: a hands-on science experience for school children and the general public at Dundee Science Centre at which microbiologists from the College of Life Sciences at the University of Dundee will introduce visitors to the wondrous world of Magnificent Microbes.

Although most microbes are invisible to the naked eye, our bodies contain millions of them, they help shape our environment, and we use them without knowing it everyday.

Magnificent Microbes aimed to use fun and interesting activities to make children and adults alike aware of how fascinating microbes, such as bacteria and fungi, really are.

 

Did you know…?

  • Ants can use the bacteria on that live on their bodies to produce their own antibiotics.
  • Bacteria can be used to fight pollution.
  • Like something from a sci-fi film, microbes can glow in the dark.
  • Lots of commonly consumed food and drink products are made using Dr Nicola Stanley Wall, a lecturer in microbiology at the University and main organizer of the event said, “Response from students and teachers has been tremendous.”