In this blog, I’m offering a FREE printable late kindergarten/1st grade text about microbes. The tiny world of microbes can fun, strange and interesting. In the pdf found below, there are plenty of fun microbe facts for kids.
Here is the FREE pdf:
Microbes are mysterious microorganisms that we know so little about. They can survive in hot springs, desserts and very cold temperatures. They help us digest food. Most microbes are beneficial, but a tiny portion of them can cause illness.
If you are a teacher and you want to learn more about microbes, I highly recommend Rob Dunn’s book “Never Home Alone.”
“Never Home Alone” is a fascinating, well-written nonfiction book about microbes. Dunn is a biologist, but he’s an excellent, entertaining writer too. Dunn’s book is written for adults, but as an educator, you can pass on the interesting facts you learn about microbes to your students. I remember when I read “Never Home Alone,” my son kept asking me for updates. “So what did you learn now?”
Many kids are dumbfounded and intrigued by the tiny world of microbes. I remember teaching a kindergartner one year and I asked her, “What topic would you like to read about?” She responded with, “Microbes.” Her response surprised and delighted me. I thought she would give a more traditional response like an animal or plant. However, I’ve since learned that many children are curious about microbes. We just have to teach them in a way that engages their interest.
“The Tiny World of Microbes” is for late kindergartners and 1st graders.
In the printable packet offered above, there’s also reading comprehension questions and a drawing activity.
I hope your students enjoy learning about microbes!