Wash Your Hands
Wash your hands! You've been told a thousand times: wash your hands to stop the spread of COVID-19. But why does this work so well? It has to do with the way the soap molecules are able to absolutely demolish viruses, like the coronavirus. Vox explains what makes plain old soap so effective.

Today’s Activities

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Read or Listen

Why does soap kill the coronavirus, and how? Watch the video to find out.

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Check for understanding

Take the “How soap kills the coronavirus” quiz after watching the video. 

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Planet Fitness

Maybe you need a different kind of physical challenge. Planet Fitness is offering free at-home workouts! Check them out!

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Teaching Tips

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Accessibility Feature

Turning on transcripts for YouTube Videos [PDF]

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Learning Options

Remember that learning can happen anywhere. As we experience school and home happening in the same space, take advantage of opportunities to work on skills such as food preparation, organizing your drawers, making lists of activities to try during the day, or doing chores.

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Return to Space

Return to Space

Today's ActivitiesWatch the launch of the SpaceX carrying two astronauts to the International Space Station. When you are done watching, send an email to your teacher about 1 or 2 things you liked or found interesting. Why do we itch? Watch this video to learn some...

Earth Orbiting Satellites

Earth Orbiting Satellites

Today's ActivitiesWatch this video to learn about the artificial satellites that have been launched into space to orbit the earth. Learn about their history, types, and use in astronomy, and how they are used to forecast weather, detect radiation, map the earth,...

Fun with Cooking

Fun with Cooking

Today's ActivitiesLook through the recipes on this Accessible Chef website and choose one. When you are done cooking, send an email to your teacher about the dish that you liked or found interesting.Watch this video to learn about what happens to your body and brain...