Germ Theory

From the Series Super Science Feats: Medical Breakthroughs

In Germ Theory, readers will learn about the science behind the discovery of germ theory and how diseases spread. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage readers as they learn more about preventing the spread of germs and how this super science feat has impacted our world today, from COVID-19 to the common cold to the seasonal flu.

A Take a Look! infographic aids understanding, sidebars present interesting, supplementary information, and an activity helps readers learn more. Children can learn more about germ theory using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Germ Theory also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index. Germ Theory is part of Jump!’s Super Science Feats: Medical Breakthroughs series.
Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 2
Category STEM
Subject Machines, STEM
Copyright 2021
Publisher Jump!
Imprint Pogo Books
Language English
Number of Pages 24
Publication Date 2021-01-01
BISACS JNF051170, JNF051050, JNF051000
Dewey 571.8
Dimensions 7.5 x 9
Lexile 540
Guided Reading Level K
ATOS Reading Level 2.9
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 511444
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Glossary of key words, Informative sidebars, and Teaching guides


Super Science Feats: Medical Breakthroughs - Reviewed by School Library Journal

Large, clear photos showing petri dishes of bacteria, patients receiving vaccinations, or archival images of early researchers fill the pages of this series. Information is organized into short chapters with brief paragraphs on each spread and additional facts in “Did You Know?” text boxes. Each title features an infographic, such as a flowchart on the production of penicillin. There is also a hands-on activity for each topic, such as using glitter and soap to demonstrate how germs spread. The books also mention how COVID-19 relates to each topic. Glossary words appear in bold within the text and are defined in the back matter. General recommendations for parents and teachers appear in each book, as well as directions on how to access the FactSurfer website for more information on each subject. VERDICT A good series to update library collections and answer student questions.