Reading Rainbow: Germs


Author: Melvin Berger

Illustrator: Marylin Y. Crowell

Publisher: Harper & Row Trophy

Description: Using the world's best private eye, a microscope, LeVar examines pond water and discovers what germs really look like. Then, in the featured book, we find out what germs are, what they look like, how they're caught and how the human body fights against them.

Activity Suggestion: The scientific method is a useful technique for teaching problem solving. Discuss the basic method-observation, formulating questions and designing a hypothesis. Now, role play the following situations, using the scientific method: A family pet is sick, a friend left a lunch box on the school bus, a classmate makes too much noise for the class to concentrate. See if the children can find a solution to these situations.

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