Virus & Vaccine Web Quest Bundle

Virus & Vaccine Web Quest Bundle

This web quest bundle makes a great activity to introduce the topics of viruses, how vaccines are made, and the body’s immune response. It also is perfect for an emergency sub lesson! I’ve included a variety of engaging video and website resources from: Ask a Biologist, Cells Alive, Amoeba Sisters, CDC, Live Science, and more. – Answer Keys Included!

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Virus Topics Included

  • Structure of a typical virus
  • Modern Cell Theory
  • Bacteriophage
  • Lytic Cycle
  • Lysogenic Cycle
  • Immune System Response
  • Leukocytes
  • Helper T-Cells
  • HIV Virus
  • Influenza Virus
  • Respiratory Sincitial Virus
  • Human Parainfluenza Virus
  • Adenoviruses
  • Coronaviruses
  • Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) Virus
  • Wuhan Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Vaccine Development Topics Covered

  • Covid-19 Vaccine Development Process
  • Vaccine Rapid Response Platforms
  • Moderna Nucleic Acid Vaccine Platform
  • Antigen
  • Pathogen
  • Recombinant Protein
  • Messenger RNA
  • Growth Medium
  • Bioreactors
  • Fermenters
  • Viral Vaccines
  • Antibiotics
  • Chromatography
  • Ultrafiltration
  • Stabilizers
  • Preservatives
  • Adjuvant
  • Freeze-dried Vaccines
  • Rehydration of Vaccines

Immune System Topics Covered

  • Antibodies
  • Antigens
  • Antigen Presenting Cells
  • Active Killer T Cell
  • Memory Killer T Cell
  • Memory B Cell
  • Memory T Helper Cell
  • Naive B Cell
  • Naive Killer T Cell
  • Plasma B Cell
  • Vaccine Antigen
  • T Helper Cell
  • Pathogens
  • Vaccination
  • Disease Agents
  • Target Antigens
  • Attenuated Virus
  • Primary & Secondary Response

Looking for a No-Prep Lesson on the COVID-19 Coronavirus?

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virus and vaccines webquest
What is a Coronavirus Mini-Lesson for Grades 5 thru 12

What is a Coronavirus Mini-Lesson for Grades 5 thru 12

What is the Corona Virus?

Common Human Corona Viruses typically cause mild to moderate upper-respiratory illnesses like the common cold or pneumonia or bronchitis in more severe cases. Most people will catch a coronavirus at some point in their lives and these sicknesses typically last a few days. More severe types of the virus include SARS and MERS can lead to death. Symptoms include: runny nose, headache, cough, sore throat, and fever.

This complete mini-lesson includes a worksheet that explains what a Coronavirus is, has a color-coded diagram of a typical Corona Virus, explains symptoms of someone infected with a Corona Virus, and explains how someone can reduce the risk of becoming infected as well as how to treat a common Corona Virus infection. Included in this mini-lesson is a cloze reading activity with an answer sheet, and an exit ticket for a quick formative assessment.

Included in this complete No-Prep Lesson!

  • Teacher Lesson Guide
  • Interactive Notebook Vocabulary Cut and Paste Graphic Organizer
  • 10 Question MC Quiz
  • KWL Chart Activity
  • Google Slide presentation with student fill-in-the-blank notes
  • Google Slide Presentation – Peardeck Version (added 12/13/20)
  • CLOZE Reading Activity with color-coded Coronavirus Illustration
  • Optional 2nd CLOZE Reading Activity
  • Exit Ticket for a quick formative assessment
  • Answer Keys for all handouts and activities!

Google Slide Presentation with Student Fill-in-the-Blank Notes & Answer Key

Slide 2 – Explains what a Coronavirus is

Slide 3 – Explains the typical Coronavirus Structure

Slide 4 – Explains the life cycle of a Coronavirus

Slide 5 – Explains the common symptoms of a Coronavirus infection

Slide 6 – Explains how the typical Coronavirus is spread

Slide 7 – Explains how to protect yourself from a Coronavirus infection

Slide 8 – Explains how to treat a Coronavirus infection

Topics Covered

Virus structure


Lytic Cycle

Lysogenic Cycle





What a virus is

Examples of Coronaviruses: SARS,MERS, COVID-19

Symptoms of a Coronavirus infection

Treatment of a Coronavirus infection

Prevention of a Coronavirus infection

How a human body cell is infected by a Coronavirus

Google Classroom version: included in your purchase are Google Doc & Google Slide versions of all of the above handouts, a google form CLOZE Reading Quiz, a google form Exit Ticket, and a google form 10 Question MC Quiz! All 3 of these assessments are auto-grading so you can import grades with the click of a mouse!

Peardeck version of Google Slide Presentation is included in the Digital Version! Peardeck turns a boring slide presentation into an engaging interactive lesson. Monitor students responses from the Peardeck Teacher Dashboard while you are presenting the lesson or you can make the Peardeck Student self-paced and students complete the Peardeck independently. Teachers can review student responses real-time or later from the Peardeck website.

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