Really, I wish more parents would use this course! ~ Andrew Hessel
Microbiology is awesome. Blair Lee covers all the topics, the illustrations are terrific, and the activities and worksheets are fun and engaging. Blair really knows the material and presents it well. I think it’s a terrific resource and really see the effort and time put into it! Any kid working through this book is going to have a solid basic understanding of microbiology. Really, I wish more parents would use this course! ~ Andrew Hessel, Chairman of the Board and Co-Executive Director Genome Project-Write and a fellow at the Institute for Science, Society, and Policy at the University of Ottawa
A new course from science author Blair Lee, MS
Sample Videos from Microbiology
These 8 videos were chosen to give you an idea of the scope and variability of the 48 videos in the course. A team of us chose them, and not all of the favorites made it into this sample. In the e-book version of this book, the videos are integrated directly into the course. In that way, they can be viewed as an extension of the written material in order to highlight and emphasize what is being studied.
Microbiology is awesome. Blair Lee covers all the topics, the illustrations are terrific, and the activities and worksheets are fun and engaging. Blair really knows the material and presents it well. I think it's a terrific resource and really see the effort and time put into it! Any kid working through this book is going to have a solid basic understanding of microbiology. Really, I wish more parents would use this course! ~ Andrew HesselAndrew Hessel is a micro-biologist and geneticist and entrepreneur. He founded the Pink Army Cooperative, and Humane Genomics, Inc. Between 2012-2017, he was a Distinguished Researcher at Autodesk Life Sciences. Andrew is co-chair of Bioinformatics and Biotechnology at Singularity University, and a fellow at the Institute for Science, Society, and Policy at the University of Ottawa. He received a M.Sc. in biology from University of Calgary 1993-1995 and was Research Operations Manager at Amgen Institute 1995-2002. He has also been involved in Genome Project-Write since the start in 2016 and is currently Chairman of the Board and Co-Executive Director.
Microbiology is a 12-chapter science course written for middle-grade learners, 4th – 7th grade. This is important and relevant science everyone should learn. Microbiology takes an integrated approach to science, weaving important and relevant topics in biology, immunology, genetics, ecology, health, and chemistry throughout for an immersive learning experience focused on microbial biology. The course meets important Next Generation Science Standards and incorporates many of the Common Core Standards for math and language arts.
Microbiology uses a multimodal approach for delivering content. There are curated videos, color photographs, and illustrations integrated into every chapter. Hands-on modeling and questions are also incorporated within each chapter to support reinforcement of essential concepts. In addition, there are 48 animated videos that were developed for this course, designed to highlight important science topics. Each chapter includes labs and activities that were written to support and scaffold around the concepts in the course.
Microbiology incorporates writing, math, and history into the text. Using short-answer questions and scaffolded writing assignments, this course helps learners develop writing skills, and to read and think analytically. The goal is to give students an understanding of the content and structure that should be included in science writing. Art and design are also incorporated into Microbiology as students are encouraged to get creative while staying true to the principles of science.
Microbiology is an ebook that comes with an Appendix in PDF form.
Chapter 2: Basic Genetics
Chapter 3: The Immune System
Chapter 5: The Good and the Bad of Bacteria
Chapter 7: Virology: Infection, Immunity, and You
Chapter 9: Pandemics Make History
Chapter 11: Algae: Mighty, Mighty Microbes
Chapter 12: Protozoans
All materials in the appendix are included with the purchase of the Student Text.
- How to Use this Course
- Materials List
- Answer Key
- Chapter-by-Chapter explanation of where the course meets Academic Standards
- Templates, Maps, Poster, & Bonus Content
- Problem Sets
- Footnotes, Photo Credits, & Video Credits
- All Consumable Pages