First, listen to the story by clicking . 1. Use the and tools to create your own microbe! 2. Tap the to write its name. 3. Tap the to complete the sentences to describe your microbe. What does it have? What does it look like? 4. Tap to tell me about your microbe! 5. Tap when you are finished, or tap to save for later. Family Why: This book has been nominated for the 2021 Patricia Gallagher Picture Book Award, an annual award given to the book with the most votes from students across Oregon. Our class will read all 5 nominated books and each student will vote for their favorite book.
This activity is aimed for K-2 and was created by members of the Lane County Literacy Council in Eugene, Oregon. Supplemental resources: Author Nicola Davies’ and illustrator Emily Sutton’s websites: https://www.nicola-davies.com/index.php https://emilysutton.co/ Educator Guides: http://www.theclassroombookshelf.com/2014/11/tiny-creatures-the-world-of-microbes/ http://sciencenetlinks.com/lessons/tiny-creatures/ https://www.raisingareader.org/2017/05/12/tiny-creatures-the-world-of-microbes/ Activities: Use the book to teach about hygiene with current COVID-19 pandemic Upper elementary can focus on body defense systems, earth microbes, or cellular impact on our bodies and environments. Detailed art could be used in art lessons on line, texture, creations of mandalas or Zentangles: Zentangle Art for Kids Project https://colormadehappy.com/zentangle-art-kids/ Supplemental reading: Literature/Science – Grs. 2-8* THE BACTERIA BOOK, The Big World of Really Tiny Microbes, by Steve Mould DO NOT LICK THIS BOOK, by Idan Ben-Barak and Julian Frost IT’S CATCHING, The Infectious World of Germs and Microbes, by Jennifer Gardy, PhD MICROBES: Discover an Unseen World (Build It Yourself), by Christine Burillo-Kirch *While several of these books are in picture book format, some contain upper grade information from which to extend learning/exploring of microbes. Science/Health - Grs. 2-8 How to Grow Bacteria and More <learning-center.homesciencetools.com> Microbiologist blog <blog.microbiologics.com> Invite a local adult (medical professional, researcher, or food preparer/handler, nutritionist, county health inspector) to Zoom or speak with class