Saturday, October 8, 2011

Animated Explanation - How a Virus Invades Your Body

As the weather continues to change cold and flu season will upon us again. In fact, we've already had one mild cold get passed around my school. 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.

Applications for Education
You might want to use this video in junction with some of the educational resources available for Global Handwashing Day coming up on October 15. The National Science Foundation's Scrub Club also has some lesson ideas for teaching students to prevent the spread of colds. You might also want to pair this video with Explania's animated explanation of the colds and the flu.

H/T to Open Culture for the NPR video. 

Week in Review - The Most Popular Posts

Image Credit: Sarah Sutter
Good morning from Maine where before I get out to enjoy a beautiful autumn day I'm spending some time preparing for six days of presentations over the next few weeks. One of the events at which I will be speaking is still open for registration. If you're in the Spokane, Washington area the Washington Library Media Association's annual conference is taking place Thursday through Saturday next week. I will be speaking there on Thursday and Friday. There is a great line-up of speakers slated for every day of the conference. If you're interested in having me speak at your school or conference, please click here for more information.

Here are this week's most popular posts:
1. 5 Places to Find and Watch Documentaries Online
2. dotEPUB - Convert Any Document into an ePUB Document
3. What I've Learned from 5,000 Blog Posts
4. SnaPanda - Scan a Word, Get a Definition
5. PBS Teachers Research & Best Practices
6. Famigo - Find Family-Friendly Apps for Your Phone
7. Speak It - Text to Speech in Google Chrome

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