Microbes is a kid-friendly introduction to bacteria in the human body. Educators will enjoy the comic book style used to tell the story of how good bacteria in our bodies help keep us healthy and what happens when the bad ones get out of control.
The Microbes comic includes hyperlinks that allow students to drill down and learn more about the cells in the immune system. Clicking the Learn More icon brings you to a page with more in-depth information, allowing you to dig deeper into certain topics.
The comic book is based on an activity developed by the Arizona Science Center. Vistors to the center can become one of the characters and act out the play. The comic book also allows teachers to do the same thing in the classroom. Using Microbes as both a script and storyboard, it is possible to have your students act out the role of bacteria in the human body.
Additional images from Wikimedia via ArturoJuárezFlores(MRSA).
Dr. Biology. (2014, May 01). For Teachers. ASU - Ask A Biologist. Retrieved October 22, 2020 from https://askabiologist.asu.edu/microbes-for-teachers
Dr. Biology. "For Teachers". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 01 May, 2014. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/microbes-for-teachers
Dr. Biology. "For Teachers". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 01 May 2014. ASU - Ask A Biologist, Web. 22 Oct 2020. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/microbes-for-teachers