PETROPLAGUE is a science thriller novel in the style of Michael Crichton, about oil-eating bacteria that paralyze Los Angeles. In addition to a page-turning plot, PETROPLAGUE is full of real, accurate science including microbiology, geology, chemistry, environmental science, and scientific ethics. Students at the high school or college level may be more interested in learning about these topics when excited by a popular novel. The Official Petroplague Teacher's Guide is designed to make it easy for educators use Petroplague in the classroom.
The Petroplague Teacher's Guide includes questions for reading comprehension, questions to prompt research beyond the book, "kitchen science" experiments, recommended links to related educational resources, and vocabulary words.