The Microbiology Society produces a range of resources for teaching microbiology across the key stages. We also produce careers resources. Resources which are targeted at teachers and schools are also appropriate for member outreach activities, either with schools or with members of the public. The majority of our resources are free to order, or download, from our education website, Microbiology Online. Other resources are available to purchase online via our publications page.

  • Books - Microbiology textbooks and practical resources to support the teaching of practical microbiology at Key Stages 2-5.

  • Comics - Marvellous Microbes is a series of comics, specially designed with bold cartoons, which are used to illustrate the key facts about microbes.

  • Posters - Eye-catching posters, one demonstrating effective hand washing and the other featuring features the six distinct groups of micro-organisms. Perfect for the classroom or the lab!

  • Fact files - Fact files cover more specialist topics, which are relevant to the curriculum and science schemes of work. Written in an easily understood format, they take an in-depth look at the subject, contain useful images and illustrations and include sources of further information.

The Society is very keen to support members' microbiology outreach activities. Please see Grants and Prizes and Get involved for further details.

Members interested in outreach activities are entitled to free single copies of any of the chargeable resources (multiple copies of non-chargeable resources are free to members involved with outreach activities). To request your free resources, please contact our Education and Outreach Team ( stating your membership number and your request.