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Bacteria are a type of microorganism. Micro, meaning very small, and organism, meaning living thing. Bacteria like other types of microorganism can only be seen under a microscope. Bacteria are all around. And while some can be harmful, some are very useful to humans. In fact, our bodies are home to trillions of helpful bacteria. They help us to digest food and absorb nutrients in our intestines furthermore bacteria are also used in the fermentation process and many different types of food for example yogurt cheese and soy sauce bacteria have been found to be very resilient scientists have located bacteria in the deepest area in the earth's crust and in radioactive waste.

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  • Why can bacteria be described as resilient?

    1) Because they can live in harsh conditions e.g. very hot places
    2) Because they never give up
    3) Because they are optimistic
    4) Because they work hard
  • How many bacteria does the human body typically contain?

    1) Trillions
    2) Billions
    3) Millions
    4) Thousands
  • Which food relies on bacteria for fermentation?

    1) Yoghurt
    2) Ice cream
    3) Orange juice
    4) Milk
  • Have bacteria been found on radio active waste?

    1) Yes
    2) No
  • Are all bacteria harmful?

    1) No
    2) Yes

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