Sylvia Branzeiis the author ofGrossology,Animal
Grossology,Grossology Begins at Home,Hands-On
Grossology, and Virtual Grossology. She is the
originator of grossology, or the idea of teaching science through
gross things. Before devoting her life to grossness, Sylvia was a
science teacher at a remote school in Mendocino County, California.
She taught science to the entire school, from kindergarten through
high school. Her writing experience includes coauthorship of The
Soap Opera-Science on Stage Anthology, a play about the
chemistry of soap. She authored several articles that appeared
inThe Science Teacher, Science Scope, Partners in
Education,andCreation Spirituality. She wrote curriculum
guides for NASA SETI and for the Department of Energy. Sylvia
received her BS degree in microbiology from the University of
Michigan in 1980. She received her MA degree in science education
from California Polytechnic University in 1986.
Jack Keely is an illustrator whose works include Dressing Up, Animal Friends, Ickstory, and Grossology.