Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2
3D print of a SARS-CoV-2—also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus that causes COVID-19—virus particle. The virus surface (blue) is covered with spike proteins (red) that enable the virus to enter and infect human cells. The spikes on the surface of coronaviruses give this virus family its name – corona, which is Latin for “crown,” and most any coronavirus will have a crown-like appearance. For more information, visit the NIH 3D Print Exchange at 3dprint.nih.gov.
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COVID-19, a disease caused by a novel coronavirus, is causing many communities to be on high alert. Educators can find detailed information about this important public health challenge on websites of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Coronaviruses (NIAID)
https://www.niaid.nih.gov/diseases-conditions/coronaviruses

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (CDC)
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

In addition, SEPA Projects across the country have developed teaching resources on viruses and infectious diseases that can be used in the classroom.

A Planet of Viruses
https://nihsepa.org/publication/a-planet-of-viruses/

BioEd Online: Novel Coronavirus
http://www.bioedonline.org/news/hot-topics/information-for-educators-on-novel-coronavirus/

Carnival of Contagion
https://nihsepa.org/publication/carnival-of-contagion/

Expert-novice Differences in Mental Models of Viruses, Vaccines, and the Causes of Infectious Disease
https://nihsepa.org/publication/expert-novice-differences-in-mental-models-of-viruses-vaccines-and-the-causes-of-infectious-disease/

The Great Diseases: Brining Biomedical Science to the High School Classroom
https://nihsepa.org/project/the-great-diseases-bringing-biomedical-science-to-the-high-school-classroom/

Helpful Hand washing Poster

This hand washing poster may appeal to students and their families.  It prints on legal sized paper on most copiers.

Download: Hand Washing Poster



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National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)