DivulgaMicro provides, free of charge, a collection of activities that can be done with the general public, including children, adolescents and elementary and high school students, in order to disseminate relevant concepts on Microbiology. The activities were originally provided in English by the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) (link here https://www.asm.org/index.php/educators/k-12-classroom-activities) and were translated to Portuguese. Check out the available activities:
The American Society for Microbiology (ASM) offers a collection of several lessons to introduce concepts of the microbial world in K-12 science classrooms or through community-based events and programs. They can be found at https://www.asm.org/index.php/educators/k-12-classroom-activities.
DivulgaMicro has translated some of these lessons to Portuguese. Check them out below:
More activities will be available soon! All activities were translated and adapted to Portuguese from the material originally provided in English by the American Society for Microbiology. The translated material was developed in partnership with the ASM/UFRJ International Student Chapter.
International Student Chapters are a student-based organizations supported by ASM. Present at academic institutions around the world, the Chapters promote the mission of ASM by offering educational and professional development resources and opportunities for students interested in microbiology. The vision of this program is to foster a new generation of leaders committed to the development of science, as well as to create a global environment that encourages scientific exchange, crossing traditional political boundaries in search of shared development.
Academic institutions from any country in the world can implement a ASM International Student Chapter, which represents a great opportunity for those who are engaged or want to engage in activities of university extension and science communication. The establishment of an International Student Chapter has no cost, and the only prerequisite is that the participants are members of ASM. Click here (https://www.asm.org/index.php/asm-near-you/international-student-chapters) and check out a quick guide on how to establish an International Student Chapter at your institution, or if you prefer, contact us and we will assist you in the process!