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Disease Detectives

Bacteria, virus or parasite; disease can be caused by a variety of different things. Featuring Buttercup the calf, discover how the cause of an illness can be identified and why catching the culprit is so important in order to provide effective treatment.

Using pneumonia as an example, Disease Detectives explains how disease can be caused by a variety of pathogens, how the correct cause can be identified and how this affects the best course of treatment.

This topic is an excellent introduction to microorganisms, how they differ from
one another and how they can cause disease.

Curriculum links
Naturally our topics help to deliver science experience and outcomes, but they also have cross curriculum appeal. Disease Detectives links with the following areas of learning:

Science Experience and Outcomes:

  • Body systems and cells
  • Biodiversity and interdependence
  • Inheritance


  • Health & Wellbeing
  • Expressive Arts
  • Literacy and English

Age suitability
Moredun’s educational resources are suitable for a broad range of ages
and abilities. With simple core messages and extension ideas, there is
plenty of scope for the topics to be easily simplified or expanded upon if

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