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Viruses 2019, 11(3), 231;

Educational Material about Influenza Viruses

Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, 15219 USA
School of Simulation and Visualisation, The Glasgow School of Art, 167 Renfrew Street, Glasgow G3 6RQ, UK
MRC-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research, 464 Bearsden Road, Glasgow G61 1QH, UK
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Received: 9 February 2019 / Revised: 4 March 2019 / Accepted: 5 March 2019 / Published: 7 March 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue What’s New with Flu?)
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To supplement a special edition of the journal Viruses, entitled “What’s New with Flu?”, influenza virus researchers have worked together to generate simple educational material to communicate their science to school students. Educational materials suitable for a range of ages are included, from coloring exercises for younger students through to explanations of cutting-edge science in straightforward language for older students. This article contains a handout with influenza facts, a coloring page, a glossary and word find and a connect-the-dots exercise explaining the ideas behind recently published scientific papers. Together, these materials are intended to make research on influenza viruses more accessible to students and teachers. View Full-Text
Keywords: influenza virus; coloring; word find; STEM; educational material influenza virus; coloring; word find; STEM; educational material

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