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Antimicrobial Programs Primary School resource Microbes on hand is for students to learn how microbes can stay on the hands and why hand hygiene is important.
The Antimicrobial Programs educational resources have been developed for use by schools, parents and communities to help inform and educate the general public about antimicrobial resistance.
The educational resources for primary school educators can be adapted for use in current learning programs. The lesson plans are linked to the Australian Curriculum (Version 8.4) and are relevant in the Science, Health and Physical Education and English fields.
Each year level from Foundation/Reception to Year 6 has five lesson plans that introduce students to:
Lesson plans include an overview for teachers, links to resources and templates for activities.
Antimicrobial Awareness Week is held globally each year between the 18th and 24th of November.
Please visit the SA Health Antimicrobial Awareness Week page for details on school competitions and activities.
Templates and additional activities can be found in the related information links below.