The COVID-19 Vaccine: How Does It Work?
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This lesson is designed to support students to make connections between their baseline understanding of vaccines generally and COVID-19 to support a scientific understanding of the vaccine and its effectiveness.
Engage (7 minutes): Students review data outlining efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines
Explore (12 minutes): Group Exploration - How this vaccine works
Explain (10 minutes): Groups prepare class presentations of what they have learned about the COVID-19 vaccines
Elaborate (7 minutes): Groups present their findings
Evaluate (7 minutes): Exit Ticket
Closing (2 minutes)
Students will be able to apply their understanding of vaccines to explain the COVID-19 vaccine and how it works.
LESSON ENDS WITH...
Students explain in writing how the COVID-19 vaccine works, how effective it is, and what the risks are.
How the COVID-19 Vaccine Works (Yale Medicine)
Moderna Vaccine Fact Sheet (Moderna)
Pfizer Vaccine Fact Sheet (Food and Drug Administration)
Can a Vaccinated Person Still Spread the Coronavirus? (Washington Post)