ilovebacteria.com was created to share the author’s passion for science with anyone else who happens to be considering a career in science or is simply interested in the how the world around us works! We have lots of strange science facts (like why does asparagus make your wee smell!) and are happy to answer user-submitted questions if there is something you want to find out about, there are DIY experiments (such as getting eggs into bottles and extracting DNA in your kitchen) that can help out with science fair projects, scientific principles are explained in easy to understand language, real scientists have written a number of career advice articles, and there is also lots of info on my favourite subject – bacteria.
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Kid Scoop: Combat Spread of Germs
November 1, 2007 -- From Vicki, a reader, from Sonoma, CA, who is affiliated with the site.
Current news reports on the dangers of the MRSA infection (Methicillan-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), as well as the onset of the cold and flu season have sparked Kid Scoop to create a page dedicated to helping kids take simple steps to reduce their risk of infection. The Kid Scoop “Germ Patrol” page is being offered across the country and around the globe as a public service, free of charge. The page focuses on the importance of regular hand washing, explains how germs and bacteria are spread and how infections attack healthy cells in the body.
September 26, 2007 -- From Sarah, a teacher, from USA, who is affiliated with the site.
A comprehensive, fun and entertaining site devoted exclusively to histology. Learning histology was never so enjoyable! This site includes one of the largest collections of histology photo micrographs on the internet. There are histology quizzes, histology games, mnemonics, histology puzzles, audio slides and lots of information about histology. One of the best histology sites on the internet!
The Scrub Club
December 29, 2004 -- From Jerry Bowman, a reader from Michigan who is affiliated with the site
The Scrub Club is a fun way for kids to learn the importance of washing hands to fight infectious and food borne diseases. The not-for-profit NSF International called on kids nationwide to do their part in fighting the 22 million school days lost each year due to the common cold, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
July 21, 1999 -- From a reader from Washington DC who is affiliated with the site
This site developed by the American Society for Microbiology offers a comprehensive look at microbes with colorful images and friendly text that makes the science of microbiology fun and easy to understand. Sections include: What are Microbes?, Experiments, Microbes in the News, and Career Information. Lots of vividly colored pictures of microbes, including a “most wanted gallery.” Microbe.org is designed for middle school-age kids and up. Teachers, science club leaders and science museum volunteers may wish to use all or parts of it in science education.
May 1, 1999 -- From a reader from Philadelphia, PA who is affiliated with the site
KidsHealth.org has trainloads of information for kids, teens, and adults on nutrition, medical and surgical conditions, asthma and allergies, infections, puberty, emotions and behavior – and just about anything you can think of having to do with health. There’s also games and special features. KidsHealth.org is created by the nonprofit Nemours Foundation.