The Secret World Inside You for Educators
Your body is teeming with trillions of bacteria, viruses, and other microbes — and that's a good thing! This amazing universe makes up the human microbiome.
The resources below will help you and your students investigate the exhibition and its themes before, during, and after your visit.
Science & Literacy Activities
These activities, which are aligned to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English Language Arts, introduce students to scientific knowledge and language related to life science. Students will readcontent-rich texts, visit The Secret World Inside You exhibition, and use what they have learned to complete a CCSS-aligned writing task. Please note: The activities below are aligned for science and literacy standards in the grade levels indicated. For other grades, choose the level closest to your students’ needs and make the appropriate adjustments.
Play games, watch videos, and read about the microscopic organisms that live in and on you.
Humans are just a speck in a massively bacterial world. Living in and on us, microbes make up 70 to 90 percent of all cells in our bodies—our microbiome—and our health depends upon them.