Knitted Microbes

Glasgow City of Science worked with all primary schools in Glasgow on a hand hygiene project 2014 that involved an introduction to microbes. We thought that a good way to introduce this is through small fluffy microbes.
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Aren't these perfect! 9 knitted swine flu #microbes all the way from Caithness - wonderful :-) http://www.glasgowcityofscience.com/get-involved/knitting-microbes

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Plethora of Penicillium #microbes from County Durham - amazing! http://www.glasgowcityofscience.com/get-involved/knitting-microbes

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#microbes all set for going to town! #BeadsAndSparkles http://www.glasgowcityofscience.com/get-involved/knitting-microbes

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TB, cholera, common cold and salmonella #microbes - we're amazed at the generosity of response to our call for knitted bugs to support hand hygiene lesson in #Glasgow - thank you! http://www.glasgowcityofscience.com/get-involved/knitting-microbes

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#microbes of the knitted variety - thank you for sending these :-) http://www.glasgowcityofscience.com/get-involved/knitting-microbes

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Penicillium, salmonella, cholera and common cold #microbes http://www.glasgowcityofscience.com/get-involved/knitting-microbes

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Out-of-the-box #microbes arrive in #Glasgow :-) http://www.glasgowcityofscience.com/get-involved/knitting-microbes

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Penicillium #microbe received for the Glasgow primary schools hand hygiene lesson on 19th March 2014. Thanks! http://www.glasgowcityofscience.com/get-involved/knitting-microbes

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Knitters Caithness 2 Cardiff; Florida 2 Fife; Lanark 2 London have helped us reach an astonishing 1076 #microbes :-o Thank-you so much! http://www.glasgowcityofscience.com/get-involved/knitting-microbes

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An idea of volume of knitted #microbes received from all over the globe recently! Wow! http://www.glasgowcityofscience.com/get-involved/knitting-microbes

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#microbes mountain with Glasgow Science Centre's Homunculus & Prof Tracey Howe from Glasgow City of Science/Glasgow Caledonian University - massive thanks to all the knitters across the world! http://www.glasgowcityofscience.com/get-involved/knitting-microbes

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A gaggle of miscellaneous #microbes - some friendly, some perhaps not so :-) http://www.glasgowcityofscience.com/get-involved/knitting-microbes

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Loads of knitted cholera #microbes - identifiable with a cylindrical body and single flagellum at its base http://www.glasgowcityofscience.com/get-involved/knitting-microbes

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Swine flu #microbes - looking right back at you! http://www.glasgowcityofscience.com/get-involved/knitting-microbes

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Salmonella #microbes (of the knitted variety) spreading out of control http://www.glasgowcityofscience.com/get-involved/knitting-microbes

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Mycobacterium tuberculosis (or TB) #microbes - these normally go for the lungs, but can also affect other organs http://www.glasgowcityofscience.com/get-involved/knitting-microbes

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Watch you don't catch the common cold #microbes! http://www.glasgowcityofscience.com/get-involved/knitting-microbes

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A mound of penicillium #microbes knitted to support Glasgow's hand hygiene project http://www.glasgowcityofscience.com/get-involved/knitting-microbes

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More #microbes fresh through the post this morning for the Glasgow primary schools hand hygiene lesson - thanks! http://www.glasgowcityofscience.com/get-involved/knitting-microbes #KnitMeAFriend

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An assortment of #microbes from Cardiff. Thank you so much for knitting these for the hand hygiene lesson. Appreciate your hard work and time :-) #KnitMeAFriend http://www.glasgowcityofscience.com/get-involved/knitting-microbes

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Swine flu knitted #microbes from Edderton, near Tain. Thanks for sending for our hand hygiene project in Glasgow! #KnitMeAFriend http://www.glasgowcityofscience.com/get-involved/knitting-microbes

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TB knitted #microbes from the Medical Research Institute at Ninewells Hospital in Dundee. Thanks! #KnitMeAFriend http://www.glasgowcityofscience.com/get-involved/knitting-microbes

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A colourful batch of #microbes arrived from Newry this afternoon - thank you! #KnitMeAFriend http://www.glasgowcityofscience.com/get-involved/knitting-microbes

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By the end of February, we've got 707 #microbes and still counting! Thanks to everyone who's been busy with their needles! #KnitMeAFriend http://www.glasgowcityofscience.com/get-involved/knitting-microbes

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Huge box of knitted #microbes arrived from team of knitters at University of Strathclyde Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering to help with our world handwashing record attempt. Amazing effort - thank you all so much! http://www.glasgowcityofscience.com/get-involved/knitting-microbes #KnitMeAFriend

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