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Archive: Science Update: COVID-19: Don’t Panic but Know the Science, March 25, 2020

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Coronavirus illustration created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.Turn on any TV, look on social media and you’ll hear about the coronavirus and COVID-19 but what do you really need to know about it?  Join NSTA for a web seminar to learn more of the science about what this virus is, where it came from, and how it makes us sick.  Attendees will also learn about the science behind testing, social distancing, infection rate, and prevention.  Learn about this virus in the context of other infectious diseases such as influenza and measles.

The presenters will also share information about a secondary classroom lesson plan and related resources for reference: Coronavirus: What's the Real Story?

Presenters: Bob Brennan, Jr., Elizabeth Allan, William Reed

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Below are comments from individuals who attended the seminar:

  • "The speakers were very knowledgeable and answered many of the questions asked."
  • "This was information I knew I could trust. I feel so much more knowledgeable of our current situation now."
  • "Individuals were knowledgeable. Explanations were good overall. The chat going on with the presentation was helpful."
  • "This was my first NSTA webinar. I enjoyed the setup with the science first and then the application for how to take it to the classroom."
  • "This was fabulous! I am currently assigning students articles and videos through distance learning for them to understand the coronavirus. I will be having a virtual class tomorrow for my students and want to use much of this content to help them understand the coronavirus and viruses in general. Having a refresher about viruses was very helpful."

A certificate of attendance was deposited into participants' My Profile page in the NSTA Learning Center for completing the evaluation form at the end of the program.

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Reviews (2)
  • on Sat Apr 18, 2020 10:41 AM

I found it very interesting to compare the facts and statistics from March 25 to the current time.

Keith  (Braintree, MA)
Keith (Braintree, MA)

  • on Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:45 PM

I registered in advance and was sent links reminders but the simplicity left when it was actually time for the event to occur.

Clintonia McNeal  (Chicago, IL)
Clintonia McNeal (Chicago, IL)

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