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Virus Lesson Plan for Elementary School

Instructor: Sharon Linde

Sharon has a Masters of Science in Mathematics

Use this lesson plan to guide your instruction on what a virus is, how it spreads, and how to keep viruses out of students' lives. A text lesson will provide the facts that students need to know before they participate in educational play and complete a project based on what they learned.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to do the following:

  • define the term 'virus'
  • explain how a virus is spread
  • describe and plan ways to avoid a virus

Length

1 - 1.5 hours

Materials

Key Vocabulary

  • Virus
  • Host
  • Vaccine

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.2

Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.3

Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.4

Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words or phrases in a text relevant to a grade 4 topic or subject area.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.4.4

Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.

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