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Education resources

The Microbiology Society produces microbiology resources for all age groups from primary school age to post-16. All materials are carefully targeted to meet curriculum requirements and fit science course specifications.

Our educational resources can be used in the classroom or to support outreach activities. Members are entitled to one free copy of any of the resources below. To request your free copy, please email the Education and Outreach Team ( stating your membership number. Additional copies may be offered at a discounted rate for bulk orders.

Further resources are available to order or download for free on our dedicated education website Microbiology online. For information about other educational resources we offer, please visit our Education Resources page.


  1. The Secret World of Microbes

    October 2012

    This colourful book explains the basic concepts of microbiology in a fun, engaging way for upper primary and lower secondary school students. Supports the teaching of microbiology at Key Stage 2/3.

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