This unit integrates reading and science as students follow the contributions of Leeuwenhoek, Spallanzani, and other influential scientists depicted in Paul de Kruif’s Microbe Hunters. Students first read and discuss the investigations conducted by these scientists in reading class. In science class, students design and implement their own versions of these experiments to build on their understanding of the microscopic world and the importance of problem solving and perseverance.
Brush, Joy and Jaen, Jaime, "Microbe Hunters: Pioneers of the Microscopic World [7th grade]" (2015). Understanding by Design: Complete Collection. 304.