USE YOUR STEAM KNOWLEDGE AND PERSONAL EXPERIENCE
TO BETTER HELP YOUR COMMUNITY STAY HEALTHY
The images of the corona virus show a round structure with small spikes. As a lung doctor I know that these spikes let it attach easily to the lining in our airways, much like a burr or how velcro works. This leads to a great deal of inflammation in addition to making it easier for an infection to happen. The virus inserts its genetic code into the cell and millions of copies are made littering the area, similar to the ground around that tree. By the way, its called a "gum tree". I had to look it up.
We have the opportunity to use our observation skills to help us visualize this virus, and then to alter our behaviors to prevent the spread. We can get sick, make someone sick, or we can help prevent it. Wash your hands frequently and for 20 seconds in warm water, cover your cough with you arm, and stay away from others if you are sick, even if its your friends and especially if its your grandparents.
Rather than spread the virus, think about using your social skills to do an anti-viral campaign that might go viral. Use you social media skills, voice, art, and ability to access information to spread to word to help others understand how important it is for all of us to stay healthy.
Observe nature around you. Use your critical thinking skills to be able to understand these complex issues and help educate others. Think about who you will be when this is behind us, proud you helped or sorry you may have made it worse. You got 50 points for working through this simple lab, and will earn 50 more with each post.
Thank you for being a Force for Health We are all counting on you.
By the way, Juniata College in Huntingdon PA has a beautiful campus and a commitment to the community and training future professionals that care about the world.