The Deadliest Flu Season in History?

Is it possible for another flu outbreak like the Spanish Flu in 1918? A video lesson explains the factors that affect the spread of a virus and its effect on a population. The narrator describes the structure of the different virus strains and how humans attempt to control their spread. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Incorporate during a unit on viruses
  • Have pupils sketch different versions of flu viruses as shown in the video
Classroom Considerations
  • Expects a basic understanding of virus structure
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