A Planet of Viruses

A Planet of Viruses - Family Series

Join Scientist Blair Lee for a 10-week Discussion about Viruses - Activity Guide included!

Science Everyone Should Learn!

When we think about life, we think about elephants, redwood trees, and people. Most of us do not think about organisms so small we cannot even see them, and we certainly do not think about those particles called viruses that are right on the border of living and non-living. Each Week there will be a presentation about the science followed by discussions about topics from the reading. There will also be a guide with labs and activities written by R.E.A.L. Science Odyssey, NSTA, & SEA Publishing author Blair Lee, M.S.

We will use A Planet of Viruses written by Carl Zimmer as the spine. 

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Meets Every Tuesday, 1/19 – 3/23 for 10-weeks at 3 pm PST

January 19, 26

February 2, 9, 16, 23

March 2, 9, 16, 23

Sessions will be taped for those who are unable to attend.

If someone is old enough to read the book, or have it read to you, they are old enough for this course.

$147 without Feedback

$187 with Feedback option

Weekly Topics

Week 1 –The Biochemistry of Viruses

Week 2 – Introduction from A Planet of Viruses

Week 3 – The Viral Causes of Colds & the Flu

Week 4 – Cancer Causing Viruses

Week 5 – The Most Abundant Life Form on Earth – Bacteriophages

Week 6 – 8% of my DNA is WHAT? Retroviruses

Week 7 – HIV and the Science of Antiretroviral Therapy

Week 8 – More about Zoonotic Diseases

Week 9 – Pandemics Past & Present (Smallpox & Coronavirus will be covered this week)

Week 10 – Guest Presenter

* A discussion about vaccine as an important preventative, and why they work against viruses but antibiotics do not is woven over several weeks.

Texts: A copy of A Planet of Viruses by Carl Zimmer

To interact in class: Live sessions will be best experienced with a camera and microphone. Family’s will need a Zoom account (free).

2 – 3 hours per week.

We will be learning about the important and pertinent science explaining viruses.

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