Part 2 – What are biological particles?

The aim of these teaching resources is to introduce primary and secondary school students to bioaerosols, their sources and the effects of dispersal and ventilation on the levels of biological particles in indoor and outdoor environments. The following learning outcomes are grouped according to Key Stages in the UK National Curriculum and are internationally relevant.

KEY STAGES 1-2 (AGE 5-11)

Students will be able to:

identify types of bioaerosols

identify sources of bioaerosols

understand what a microorganism is

KEY STAGES 3-4 (AGE 11-16)

Students will complete all learning outcomes for KS1-2 and be able to:

• understand the different size ranges of bioaerosols

• identify different types of microorganisms

understand the role of ventilation in indoor bioaerosol exposure

understand the role of size in bioaerosol dispersal

be aware of the health effects of bioaerosols

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Teacher resources sheet overview

What are biological particles?

What are bioaerosols? (ppt presentation)

What is a microorganism? (ppt presentation)

Where do bioaerosols come from?

Indoor vs outdoor air

Metric measurement exercise

Pratical exercise: Grow your own airbone microorganisms

Student quizz