Monday, October 21, 2013
Colds, Flu, and the Immune System
With the flu and cold season arriving, it's a good time to remind students of the importance of hand washing. The Scrub Club offers some nice resources for sharing those reminders with students in grade K through 3. Scrub Club is a website designed to teach students why they need to wash their hands. The Scrub Club offers videos, comics, and games designed to promote healthy hygiene habits to prevent the spread of diseases like the flu. For teachers, Scrub Club offers free downloads of posters, cartoon books, and lesson plans to promote hand washing. The downloads are available in English, Spanish, and French.
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.
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