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Coronaviruses – What They Are and How They Can Make You Sick

Cross section of Coronavirus

In the shorter version of the Student Handout, students learn how coronaviruses are replicated inside our cells, how white blood cells fight a coronavirus infection, and how a coronavirus infection can cause you to feel sick.

In the longer version of the Student Handout, students also learn how the respiratory and circulatory systems work together to provide oxygen to the body’s cells, and they learn how a coronavirus infection can interfere with oxygen delivery, which can result in severe disease.

The shorter version of the Student Handout is available in the first two attached files and as a Google doc designed for use in distance learning and online instruction.The longer version of the Student Handout is available in the third and fourth attached files and as a Google doc designed for use in distance learning and online instruction. The Teacher Notes, available in the last two attached files, provide instructional suggestions and background information and explain how this activity is aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards.

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coronavirus intro SH shorter.docx1.76 MB
coronavirus intro SH shorter.pdf327.08 KB
coronavirus intro SH longer.docx3.69 MB
coronavirus intro SH longer.pdf658.47 KB
coronavirus intro TN.docx3.19 MB
coronavirus intro TN.pdf1.21 MB

Comments

Samten Namgyel's picture

Absolutely beautiful

Absolutely beautiful resource. I was just looking for simple resources for my biology summer class and this is gold. Thank you for sharing it with us. The kids are gonna love this!

iwaldron's picture

Thank you!

I'm grateful for your very positive feedback. I hope this activity will work well in your summer biology class.
Ingrid

iwaldron's picture

September 2021 revision

The Student Handout and Teacher Notes have been substantially revised to reflect new research findings.

Ingrid

iwaldron's picture

2021 revision

The longer version of the Student Handout has been expanded to provide a more complete explanation of how the immune system fights a coronavirus infection and how the infection and immune system response can result in illness and even death. The shorter version of the Student Handout provides a concise prerequisite for COVID-19 Vaccines – How do they work? The Student Handouts and Teacher Notes incorporate recent research findings (as of mid-January 2021) concerning the rapidly evolving understanding of coronavirus infection.

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