Activities

Each activity has been designed by primary school science experts for children aged 5-11.

Lesson 1

The Science of a Sneeze

How do we stop viruses?

Sneezes spray out tiny droplets of water in which the coronavirus, along with other potentially harmful microbes, could hide. It’s hard to see but a sneeze can travel quite far! Learning about how far a sneeze might travel helps us understand why we should keep our distance and how to stop the spread of infections.

Lesson 2

Let’s Beat Coronavirus For Good!

What are the world’s baddest bugs?

Smallpox was once one of the most deadly diseases in the world. But thanks to Edward Jenner who discovered the vaccine for smallpox, nobody gets smallpox anymore. Today, lots of scientists are racing to find a similar vaccine for coronavirus. Learning about our victories over vicious viruses gives us a better chance of beating them now and in the future.

Lesson 3

Global Disease Playing Cards

What are the world’s baddest bugs?

There are so many different diseases. It’s not easy to keep track! You can use our playing cards to learn about different diseases from around the world. Discover how they change and harm our bodies – as well as the unique ways we can stop them!

Lesson 4

Lockdown Doctors

How do we stay healthy?

It’s important that we all do what we can to keep each other safe and well. You don’t need to be a doctor to keep people healthy, but it can be fun to pretend. It’s time to play Lockdown Doctors and perform health checks on everyone at home.