With the COVID-19 vaccination rollout well underway, children may have a lot of questions about vaccines. Thanks to the Smithsonian Science for Global Goals Project, “which provides youth around the world, ages 8-17 with the knowledge and skills to understand the world’s most pressing issues and to become agents for change in their own communities” their questions can be answered!
Just released is the “Vaccines! How can we use science to help our community make decisions about vaccines?” curriculum for Grades 3-8.
This FREE research guide developed by the Smithsonian Science Education Center (SSEC) in partnership with the InterAcademy Partnership as part of the Smithsonian Science for Global Goals project helps “guide young people to learn more about the concerns of their community in order to communicate accurate, helpful, and trusted information about vaccines.”
Included in the hands-on curriculum are eight tasks that incorporate investigation and science for students to discover information, understand vaccines, and take action! Students will learn about the science of vaccines throughout history, how vaccines actually work, how they’re developed, and much more nuanced information about equity, access, and misinformation.
For more information or to download your free curriculum, click here.