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Facing History and Ourselves

Mood Meter

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Returning to in-class learning has proved to be a challenge for both teachers and learners. This series of 15 lessons provides instructors with ideas about establishing or re-establish classroom protocols and opening or closing routines...
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PBS

Race and Vaccine Hesitancy in the US

For Teachers 9th - 12th
What does race have to do with COVID vaccine hesitancy? That is the question young scholars pursue in a video lesson that looks at the impacts of such things as the Tuskegee Experiment, the unauthorized use of Henrietta Lacks's cancer...
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Smithsonian Institution

Vaccines! How Can We Use Science to Help Our Community Make Decisions about Vaccines?

For Students 3rd - 8th
Uncover the fascinating world of vaccines in a multifaceted activity. Investigators explore community perception and the science of vaccines with eight tasks. Scientists continue their studies by giving and reviewing surveys, analyzing...
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Exploratorium

Antibody Attack - Discover How Antibodies Launch Attacks on Invaders

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Jump into the action and help antibodies defend against an antigen attack! Investigators match antibodies with antigens to model the body's identification and recall of specific pathogens. Young biologists also recognize that each...
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Exploratorium

Skin Shield - Explore the Body’s First Line of Defense Against Pathogens

For Students 6th - 12th
Make pathogens and the body's defense systems come alive for young biologists in a hands-on activity. Investigators model the skin's protection against infection by observing and comparing changes in a punctured tomato and an intact...
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Exploratorium

Secret Codon - Write a Message in DNA

For Teachers 6th - 12th
String up a message. Pupils string together colored beads to code a word or short phrase. Each color represents one of the four DNA bases. Using a combination of three bases, learners create an amino acid that stand for each letter of...
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Exploratorium

Life Size - Explore the Size and Scale of Microscopic Biology

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Compare sizes of microscopic items. Given a set of labels of microscopic objects, pupils try to place them in order from smallest to largest. Scholars then compare their lists to the actual comparisons along with the measurements of the...
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Exploratorium

Viral Packaging

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Create a protective protein shell as a package. Using the included template, pupils tape together 20 triangles to create a 20-sided shape to represent the protective shell of a virus. The model of the protein shell incases the nucleic...
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Cengage Learning

COVID-19: What Can I Do?

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Eleven slides make up a presentation that details the importance of practicing social distancing and what can be done at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Scholars take part in the classroom discussion highlighting topics such as...
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Cengage Learning

COVID-19: What's It All About?

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Scholars discover the novel virus COVID-19. Pupils fill out the K and W of a KWL chart in preparation for a viewing of an informative presentation. After ten slides, class members discuss their new-found knowledge, fill out the L of the...
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Cengage Learning

COVID-19: How Do I Protect Myself?

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Since COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, is so easily transmitted, we must take preventative measures to keep others and ourselves from getting sick. Scholars learn about these measures in a lesson that introduces information by way of an...
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National Science Teaching Association

Why Do We All Have to Stay Home?

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Learners, especially young ones, might be confused about why or frustrated that we have to stay at home. Help answer questions and calm emotions with a nine-page resource that details topics regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. 
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PPT
Cengage Learning

COVID-19: What You Can Do

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Flatten the curve! Practice social distancing, wear a mask, wash hands frequently are all things everyone can do to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. A five-slide presentation makes suggestions for how to respond to the pandemic and how...
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National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Lesson 2: Using the Pandemic Vulnerability Index Model to Examine the Risk Factors Associated with COVID-19

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
A lesson asks young mathematicians to investigate the social determinants and the environmental factors that influence risk factors associated with the spread of COVID-19. Class members then brainstorm what they can do to alleviate the...
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National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Lesson 1: Using the Pandemic Vulnerability Index Model to Examine the Risk Factors Associated with COVID-19

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How vulnerable are you to COVID-19? High school mathematicians use the Pandemic Vulnerability Index to create models that help them collect and analyze data about the risk factors associated with COVID-19. After investigating four groups...