Gut Bugs, Dust Mites, and Other Microorganisms You Can't Live Without

Overview

The world is full of microscopic creatures. But who would have thought that we needed these tiny creatures to digest the food in our bodies or make the oxygen we need to breathe? Get out your microscope, and get ready to examine the microorganisms we can’t live without.
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Overview

The world is full of microscopic creatures. But who would have thought that we needed these tiny creatures to digest the food in our bodies or make the oxygen we need to breathe? Get out your microscope, and get ready to examine the microorganisms we can’t live without.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781429663465
  • Publisher: Capstone Press
  • Publication date: 2/1/2011
  • Series: Nasty (but Useful!) Science Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 694,903
  • Age range: 8 - 11 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 8.75 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Mark Weakland wears many hats. As an author, he's written books for teachers, including Super Core!: Turbocharging Your Basal Reading Program with More Reading, Writing, and Word Work, published by the International Reading Association. His book topics for children include sports, bacteria, comets, and poetry. Mark's also a reading specialist. He teaches kindergarten children, third graders, parents, and teachers. As a musician and songwriter, Mark sings, plays percussion, and strums the guitar. Many of his songs, including "I Sure Love Pancakes" and "The Dooflicky Machine," have won national awards and contests. Mark lives in Western Pennsylvania.
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Table of Contents

Mighty Microbes 4

Gut Bugs 6

Zoo in Your Mouth 10

Smelly Skin 12

Face the Facts 14

Bugs in Bed 16

Medicinal Microbes 18

Creatures in the Kitchen 20

Heroes of the World 24

The Power of Microorganisms 28

Glossary 30

Read More 31

Internet Sites 31

Index 32

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