The Lawrence Hall of Science
The public science center of the University of California, Berkeley.
10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
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COVID-19 Science. Vaccine Science. Your Ideas.
In this card-based personal choice activity, learners review and sort COVID-19 and vaccine science information. They decide whether each piece of information makes them more or less confident that the COVID-19 vaccine will help, or whether it raises more questions. Learners can empathize with different fictional characters and decide how those characters might feel. The materials include supports to help educators productively engage learners with a wide range of perspectives on vaccination. These materials were adapted from the National Informal STEM Education Network.
Grades: Middle School
The Vaccine & You - SignPDF
The Vaccine & You - Info & Character CardsPDF
The Vaccine & You - Facilitator GuidePDF
The Vaccine & You - Sign - SpanishPDF
The Vaccine & You - Info & Character Cards - SpanishPDF
The Vaccine & You - Facilitator Guide - SpanishPDF
These activities were designed to build vaccine confidence among families with young children who are considering the COVID-19 vaccine. The materials were developed in partnership with UC Berkeley’s Health Research for Action center as well as educators and families affiliated with Bay Area Community Resources in and around Antioch, CA.
This project was funded as part of the Communities for Immunity initiative led by the Association of Science and Technology Centers and the American Alliance of Museums. With support from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Communities for Immunity supports museums and libraries working to increase vaccine confidence among vaccine-hesitant communities.
You can visit the Dept. of Health & Human Services We Can Do This initiative’s website for information and resources about COVID-19 vaccinations for children ages 5 and up, including Frequently Asked Questions From Parents/Guardians About COVID-19 and the Vaccines.
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