This is the ultimate mega bundle that contains literally everything you need to teach your students all about viruses and vaccines, including COVID-19. Print & Digital versions are included so you can have students learn in a variety of learning modes:
Teacher Led Instruction with PPT/Google Slides while students complete fill-in notes
Student Focused Independent Learning via Peardeck slides
Engaging Simulated Virus Outbreak Case Study
Small Group Learning Activities
Large Group Learning Activities
Interactive Notebook Activities
Graphic Organizer Activities
Traditional Cut-n-Paste Activities
Engaging & Interactive WebQuests
CLOZE Reading Activities
Formative Assessments (Print & Google Form)
Summative Assessments (Print & Google Form)
What a virus is
How viruses mutate
What a virus variant is
How mutations can allow viruses to evade the body’s immune response
How mutations can allow viruses to enter host cells easier
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
Structure of a typical virus
Modern Cell Theory
Immune System Response
Respiratory Sincitial Virus
Human Parainfluenza Virus
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) Virus
Wuhan Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Obtaining Medical records to confirm illness symptoms
Mapping locations of confirmed cases
Establish timelines and travel histories
Developing Hypothesis for what is causing illnesses and how it is spreading
This web quest takes students on a fascinating journey to discover how mRNA Vaccines are made in months instead of years, and how they stimulate an immune system response to protect against sickness and infection.
This product includes a PDF version and a digital Google Slide Version that can be assigned individually, as a small or whole group activity or as an emergency substitute activity.
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!
Mystery Virus: Epidemic Epidemiology Case Study Simulation
How Vaccines are Made (Including COVID-19 vaccines)
This activity can be assigned to students via Google Classroom or other digital learning platform, a PDF file can be emailed to student, or a hard copy can be printed and given to students.
What is a virus?
Parts of a typical virus: capsid, RNA/DNA, receptors
Structure of covid-19 Virus
How is covid-19 transmitted?
Prevention of covid-19 infection and treatment
How big is a virus?
Types of Viruses: rhinoviruses, coronaviruses, influenza, RSV, HIPVs, adenoviruses,
Diseases caused by viruses: cold, flu, covid-19, bronchitis, pneumonia, MERS,SARS
3 Components of Modern Cell Theory
Structure of a Bacteriophage: capsid, collar, sheath, base plate, tail fiber
Lytic Virus Life Cycle
Lysogenic Virus Life Cycle
Immune Systems Response to Infection: leukocytes, Helper T Cells
Symptoms and Treatment for Virus Infections
What is the difference between Epidemic and Pandemic?
How are vaccines made? (traditional & Platform Vaccine Technologies
Vaccine Rapid Response Platforms
Moderna Nucleic Acid Vaccine Platform
Rehydration of Vaccines
Genetic Sequencing of Viral DNA
Vaccine Rapid Response Platforms
Epidemiology Case Study Simulation – students take on the role of a Public Health Director and work with a virtual expert epidemiologist to identify the cause of a respiratory virus outbreak and recommend a course of action to prevent an epidemic.
This highly engaging online simulation asks students to take on the role of a Public Health Director to determine the cause of a recent mystery killer virus epidemic outbreak at a local High School and Senior Center.
In their role as Public Health Director, students are guided by an expert epidemiologist through the entire case study simulation which consists of:
Studying medical reports and determining which ones to follow-up on
Collecting information and identifying patterns of infection from patients
Using the Scientific Method, develop & test a hypothesis to explain the outbreak.
Evaluate epidemiological testing to determine what pathogen is causing the disease.
Use epidemiology methods to determine the source and how the pathogen spreads.
Make a recommendation on which patients should be isolated and quarantined.
Distance Learning: This simulation case study is appropriate for independent student work and should require minimal or no additional instructions from the teacher, The online simulation takes the student thru the entire process, step-by-step, with clear and concise directions from a virtual “expert epidemiologist”.
Topics Covered: Scientific Method, Epidemiologist, Epidemic, Obtaining Medical records to confirm illness symptoms, Mapping locations of confirmed cases, Establish timelines and travel histories, Developing Hypothesis for what is causing illnesses and how it is spreading, Viral or Bacterial Culture, Blood Cultures, Rapid PCR Test, Blood Test for Antibodies, Case-Definition, Case-Control Study, Longitudinal Study, Analytic Epidemiology, Odds-Ratio