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COVID-19 Science Lessons

For Students 6th - 12th
A pair of presentations from National Geographic examine the science of viruses, the history of worldwide pandemics, and society's response to the COVID-19 crisis. Students first learn about the various types of viruses that exist before...
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Gene Therapy: Molecular Bandage?

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
The five lessons in the Gene Therapy: Molecular Bandage unit explore the expanding field of gene therapies. Using a fun role-play activity, pupils act like viruses and cells to demonstrate how viruses recognize a target cell. They learn...
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COVID-19: History and Geography of a Pandemic

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Here's a must-have collection! In the first lesson, which is history centered, students compare the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 to the Spanish influenza pandemic of 1918. On day two, researchers consider the role geography plays in the...
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Crash Course: Ecology

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Viewers take a Crash Course in Ecology with a 12-video collection that takes a look at where organisms come from, how they interact, and how they influence their environments. The videos, appropriate for in class or remote learning, use...
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How Diseases Spread

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Investigate the spread of infectious disease with this interdisciplinary set of high school health lessons. Young scholars start by learning about the mechanisms of disease transmission and the different methods of prevention before...
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How The Internet Works

For Students 6th - 12th
Imagine spiders crawling around a virtual web! Welcome to the internet. A series of eight short, entertaining videos explain how the internet works. The series begins with an explanation of just what the internet is. Subsequent topics...
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KidsHealth in the Classroom: Health Problems Series Grades 9-12

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The KidsHealth in the Classroom: Health Problems Series for high schoolers is divided into 18 lessons that examine alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs; emotional and behavioral health; infectious diseases; and conditions such as diabetes,...
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Viruses

For Students 9th - 12th
High school science classes will find this video intriguing. Viruses contain genetic information, but there are strong arguments for whether viruses are living or not. Replication versus metabolism and some details about the immune...
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West Nile Virus-What is the Risk?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Begin with an online pre-quiz about West Nile Virus. Using a fictional scenario, young epidemiologists read how it is transmitted and examine the stages of the life cycle of a mosquito. They imagine that they are members of the Centers...
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Virus Wars

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Unending war, battles on every front, increasing offenses and defenses as the sides adjust to each other ... these phrases describe your body fighting viruses. From a common cold to deadly Ebola, cells adjust and defend life themselves....
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How A Virus Invades Your Body

For Teachers 7th - 12th
This simplified explanation is an entertaining way to see how viruses reproduce in the human body. Brilliant animation and humorous commentary will keep your junior high class engaged while they observe the basics about viruses. Follow...
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Viruses - Cellular Pirates

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Concise, but complete, this PowerPoint introduces onlookers to the microscopic world of the virus. Diagrams show the comparative size, general structure, and the possible life cycles of these nasty pirates. Photos of symptoms of viral...
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Viruses

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Germs, parasites, and viruses, oh my! Facilitate a lesson on viruses as individuals explore functions of Archaea, Bacteria, and Eukarya. They learn how viruses compare with other organisms in nature and how they contribute to health...
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Virus Explorer

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Most pupils know about the flu, HIV, and other viruses, but they don't know what each actually looks like. This interactive shows their relative size, structure, and allows for comparisons. It stresses the similarities and differences...
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Virus Hunters: Epidemiology of Nipah Virus

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Who actually goes looking for a virus? Expose your class to the high-stakes life of an epidemiologist on the trail of the Nipah virus. Pupils engage in a short video, then examine how scientists predict, model, and find the source of...
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How Do Viruses Recognize a Target Cell?

For Teachers 7th - Higher Ed Standards
How do viruses know which cell to infect? Using a fun role-play activity, pupils act as viruses and cells and get up and move to find their cellular match to demonstrate how viruses recognize a target cell. Learners understand the...
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Dengue Virus Life Cycle

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Dengue Virus leads to the deaths of around 25,000 people, mostly children, every year. Scientists understand how the virus gets into cells and replicates, but they still struggle to prevent it. Curious scholars view an animation of the...
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Dengue Virus Enters a Cell

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Doctors offer limited treatment options and no vaccine for Dengue Virus, which often requires intensive care. Scientists understand how the virus gets into cells and replicates, knowledge which they hope will lead to a cure or treatment....
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Introductory Bacteria and Virus Worksheet

For Students 9th - 12th
Compare and contrast eukaryotes, prokaryotes, and viruses with a chart and a Venn diagram. Beginning microbiologists consider motility, reproductive ability, DNA content, and the presence of organelles. They write short answers to...
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Virus Cell Life Cycle/Structure

For Students 9th - 12th
Viruses were nano before it was cool to be nano. The presentation covers the structure of a virus cell and the life cycle of a virus. It also includes two videos illustrating the virus cell in greater detail.
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Viruses

For Students 9th - 12th
An informative video explains viruses' genetic information and their protein coats as well as the envelopes that allow entry into host cells. 
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Structure of Dengue Virus

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The dengue virus looks like a ball with multiple layers. View an animation of each layer while hearing a description of its properties, from the outer symmetrical units to the lipid envelope, the capsid, and finally the RNA genome.
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How Do Viruses Jump from Animals to Humans?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Can humans be infected by animal viruses? Pupils explore the phenomenon of viral evolution and learn about how animal viruses sometimes adapt to infect humans. They see how viruses are transmitted and what pathogens need to survive. The...
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Bacteria and Viruses

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
What better place to begin learning about life than with a up close an personal look at Earth's oldest living organisms; bacteria. Starting with an examination of the different classifications of bacteria, where they live, what they eat,...

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