Science Vs: PANDEMIC!!!
Science Vs

If a pandemic ripped across the world, how bad would it really get?

Flash Forward: The Very Big Sick
Flash Forward

Ask any expert in infectious diseases and they’ll tell you that when it comes to pandemics, it’s not a question of if we’ll have another one. It’s a question of when.

But Why?: Explaining Coronavirus To Kids, And The Science Of Soap
But Why?

We’re answering questions about the virus with infectious disease doctor Krutika Kuppalli, who studies global pandemics. And chemistry professor Palli Thordarson, from the University of New South Wales on the science of why washing your hands with plain old soap and water is so effective against germs.

Science Rules! Coronavirus: Facing Existential Crises
Science Rules!

David Wallace-Wells tells us why climate change and pandemics are related, and he’ll examine humanity’s ability to solve existential crises.

Science Rules! Coronavirus: Why Does This Keep Happening?
Science Rules!

This isn’t the first pandemic humanity has faced. From the black death to Spanish flu, from AIDS to Ebola; we’ve been here before.

Short Wave: The Pandemic Cut Down Car Traffic. Why Not Air Pollution?
Short Wave (NPR)

NPR science reporter Rebecca Hersher and NPR climate correspondent Lauren Sommer explain why — and what really makes our air dirty.

Short Wave: How Tear Gas Affects The Body
Short Wave (NPR)

In protests around the country, law enforcement agencies have used tear gas to disperse crowds. But is it safe?

Short Wave: The Hard Truth About Ventilators
Short Wave (NPR)

NPR Science Desk correspondent Jon Hamilton tells us about how these machines work, and how, for patients who do survive, recovery can be a long road.

The Vaccine Makers Project: Case Studies - Influenza and HIV
The Vaccine Makers Project

Following the previous lesson in which students learned how pathogens adapt to overcome the immune system, the focus herein is viral replication and specifically, how influenza and HIV adapt.

The Vaccine Makers Project: Case Study - The 1918 Influenza Pandemic: Factors Beyond the Biologic...
The Vaccine Makers Project

Students learn the different ways that influenza virus can mutate and what impact that has on how rapidly and widely the virus spreads.

The Vaccine Makers Project: Understanding How Diseases Spread
The Vaccine Makers Project

Students research different infectious diseases to determine the ways they spread and who is most at risk.