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In this activity, students model how a virus spreads through a group.

By the end of this activity, students should be able to:

  • explain how viruses are spread
  • practise behaviours that limit the spreading of viruses (hand washing).

Download the Word file (see link below) for:

  • introduction/background notes
  • what you need
  • what to do
  • student handout.

Useful link

A study has found that a virus can spread around a whole building within two hours of coming into contact with just one surface.


    Published 1 June 2011, Updated 10 September 2014 Referencing Hub articles