Sunday, February 7, 2010

A is for Anthrax, B is for Borrelia burgdorferi, C is for Clostridium difficile...

Here is a blog I found which discusses science toys. What a great idea for educating young children about the invisible world: Giant Microbes! Pictured are some illnesses that have been previously discussed here.

EbolaTuberculosis (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)


The Shigella (bacteria which causes stomach ache) toy was given a 2008 Preferred Choice Award by Creative Child Magazine. Each toy comes with a card describing the microorganism and the illness it causes. Giant Microbes carries a variety of different viruses, bacteria, and other microscopic organisms. Becoming more common in classrooms, these plush "germs" make science fun and easier to explain for young children.


  1. Yes Amy! I was so excited to get Ebola in the mail!! (The stuffed giant microbe, not bio-terrorism) This is awesome! I'm starting my own little collection of them! One day I will use them to explain things to my kids.. or nieces and nephews!

  2. The giant microbes are the most awesome thing ever :) I have E. coli and the T4 phage already, (picture here

    They make good birthday presents...