Here's an interesting worksheet to get the kids doing some research on Alexander Fleming and his work, and practising some writing skills too. Can they imagine they are Alexander Fleming and they have discovered the antiseptic properties of bodily fluids? Write in the diary about this discovery and what you plan to do next.
Alexander Fleming's Diary
Recently scientists have been encouraging people to take fewer antibiotics and to be more careful if they do need to take them. Can the children find out more about this campaign, and design a poster educating people to use antibiotics responsibly?
Imagine Penicillin has just been discovered and you are designing a poster to promote this new 'wonder drug'. Perhaps you could write about the different illnesses it will cure? Remember to use some persuasive writing and to make the poster eye-catching if you can!