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Do Not Lick this Book

illustrated by Linnea Rundgren

Min is a microbe that lives in this book! Go on an adventure with Min to meet other microbes and get a very up-close look at the world.
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How to Teach This Book

  1. After reading, reinforce that point by choosing several students to “share” some “germs.” Have these students put lotion on their hands then sprinkle glitter into their palms. Spread these “germs” by having students pass objects to other students. After a minute or so, have everyone gather together to assess where the “germs” have gone. Talk about what students can do to prevent germs from spreading, discuss good hand washing techniques, and then have everyone wash up!

Questions for Discussion or Reflective Writing

  1. Where are some places that microbes live?
  2. Why do you think microbes come in different shapes?
  3. What do microbes do?
  4. How do microbes help us?
  5. What would your life look like without microbes?

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