Speaking of graphic novels ... I recently read Squish: Super Amoeba, the first volume in a new series by the creators of well-known Babymouse. I LOVED the humor (don't forget to watch the face change on Squish's hat!), the successful use of panels versus no panels, and the incorporation of the micro and simple organisims I learned about in middle school. I also love the labeling in this graphic novel. For example, below you'll see that Principal Planarian gets a stamped name as well as an arrow with further information.
I'm a little obsessed with Peggy (Paramecium) and wish I could have the original illustration of these two pages:
I also love the following "running" late to school action scene ... Reminds me of my recent "great exercise" in the airport. Perhaps I need to adopt a little more of Peggy's postive attitude ...
It'd be awesome to do a "Squish the Super Amoeba and Science" program ... You could show videos like this one ... a "real" interpretation of Peggy running!
Or this video about planarian regeneration from Exploratorium's Microscope Imaging Station: http://www.exploratorium.edu/imaging_station/research/planaria/story_planaria1.php