What makes a virus clever?

Hema Tasker of EHCP Services has kindly provided this information and worksheet PDF which you are free to download and use with your own child when schools are closed.

Viruses are tiny, 500 million can fit onto a pinhead! They contain genetic material which is either DNA or RNA and are surrounded by a protective coat. They can live inside other animals and make copies of themselves.

Viruses are not alive because they do not complete all of the seven life processes: Movement, Respiration, Sensitivity, Nutrition, Excretion, Reproduction and Growth.

Click on the image above to view/download the four-page PDF

Hema Tasker’s ehcpservices – “Effective, helpful, caring and personal service helping children and families with STEAM and SEND support, tutoring, home schooling and more” – can be contacted by email through this link or by phone on 07976 512 506.


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