Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Colds and the Flu Explained

After years of not getting sick this winter I've had the flu and caught a few colds. My latest cold has knocked me back this week. The only good thing about getting a cold is that it reminded me of some resources that can help students understand colds, flu, and the immune system. Those resources are included below.

What is the difference between having a cold and having the flu? Explania has the answer in the video below.

What is ‘flu? - Explania

So how is a cold or flu passed from person to person and what exactly is it doing to your body? NPR answers those questions in the following animated video.

Paul Andersen explains the immune system to high school students in the video below. This is a video that would be a excellent to use as part of a flipped lesson.