Secondary students learn about bacteria, how the immune system responds to them and the use of honey to kill them in infected wounds. Experiments to explore the properties of different types of honey types can help students to design their own honey wound dressing.

Purpose

To investigate the antibacterial activity of different types of honey.

Keywords

Microorganisms, bacteria, wound healing, immune system, wound dressing.

Published 1 June 2007, Updated 9 September 2013