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How to Reduce the Spread of COVID-19

In this activity, students analyze information about how the coronavirus is transmitted and how to reduce the risk of coronavirus infection. Several questions engage students in thinking about how their behavior influences the risk of COVID-19 for more vulnerable individuals.

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 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.

coronavirus prevention SHO.docx1.62 MB
coronavirus prevention SHO.pdf286.87 KB
coronavirus prevention TN.docx1.17 MB
coronavirus prevention TN.pdf781.31 KB


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2021 revision

The Student Handout and Teacher Notes have been totally revised, based on the wealth of new information from ongoing research. The previous version of this activity, including an analysis of the evolving evidence and understanding during 2020, is available at


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