Things seem to looking up, just a little bit. Don’t you think? Many cities are slowly opening up after the long spring Covid-19 lockdown. And we seem to have started a national conversation on racism and police violence that will hopefully move us towards a better place. I hope you share a bit of my optimism. Hit reply and let me know what you think.
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Barbara J. Feldman
“Surfing the Net with Kids”
Vaccines Printable(** for Premium Members only)
A vaccine is a treatment (usually administered via an injection) that stimulates your immune system to fight off future infections. Scientists around the world are currently working on a vaccine to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Meanwhile, let’s learn more about the science of vaccinations, how they work, and why they are safe.
History of Vaccines: How Vaccines Work
An educational resource from the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, History of Vaccines is my pick of the week for its articles and activities that include information about the coronavirus. This section explains how vaccines work, but be sure to spend some time exploring the rest of the site. “Vaccines work by mimicking disease agents and stimulating the immune system to build up defenses against them.” Scroll through the animated slide deck, and then test your knowledge with the online quiz.
NFID: Vaccine Science & Safety
“Vaccines are among the most significant achievements in public health. Since 1924, childhood vaccinations have prevented more than 100 million cases of serious disease.” Visit this site from the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases for two infographics: Brief History of Vaccine Accomplishments (from 1798 to 2014) and Vaccines are Safe. There is also a link to a collection of animated GIFs designed to be shared on social media, using the hashtag: #ShotOfScience.
Science News for Students: Explainer: What is a Vaccine?
“Before vaccines, many children suffered from debilitating – and killer – illnesses such as measles, polio, smallpox and diphtheria. A simple scratch could be deadly if it became infected with the bacteria responsible for tetanus (or lockjaw). Vaccines, though, have changed this.” This one-page lesson explains how vaccines work and includes a glossary of power words from “antibody” to “virus.”
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Vaccines Wikipedia Printable
The Flu Printable
Louis Pasteur Printable
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Quote of the Week
“Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable… Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.” ~~ Martin Luther King, Jr. ~~ (January 15, 1929–April 4, 1968) African-American civil rights leader. Find more inspiring quotes on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s page at LightAFire.com.
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