The American Society for Microbiology Committee on K-12 Education publishes peer-reviewed resources that convey important scientific concepts from the microbial world, such as microbial processes, methods used to study microorganisms and other general science topics. The activities are student-centered, problem-based, hands-on, and foster collaborative and cooperative behavior. Many are multidisciplinary and facilitate the link of biology with other sciences. All activities include both Teacher and Student Handouts.
The collection of classroom activities is presented to K-12 teachers to facilitate the incorporation of microbiology within science courses. Activities come from school teachers and microbiologists. All submissions are peer-reviewed for scientific and educational content, pedagogical (e.g. active learning) processes, alignment with the National Science Education Standards, and clarity and completeness of instructional materials and assessment plans.