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The Corona Project

A special series to help kids learn about coronavirus and the actions we are taking to prevents its spread

by Kids Listen

    The Corona Project I

    Mar 27 2020

  • Curious About Coronavirus - Curious Kid Podcast

    In episode 78, we learn about coronavirus.  Why does it have that name?  Where did it come from?  Why is it spreading so quickly?  What happens if you get infected?  How can you protect yourself from the virus?  After learning about coronavirus, stick around for some big announcements.  Olivia and Jacob will also reveal their favorite episodes and facts from season 3.Send Us An E-mail - curiouskidpodcast@gmail.comLeave Us A Voicemail - 856-425-2324Support Us On...more

  • The Coronavirus with Tara C. Smith

    Tara C. Smith has studied infectious diseases for twenty years in the U.S. and other countries around the globe. She currently leads the Smith Emerging Infections Laboratory at Kent State University which focuses on the transmission and evolution of zoonotic pathogens. She joins Nate on this episode to talk about a topic that's making everyone nervous - the coronavirus. Learn more about Tara and her work: http://www.taracsmith.com/

  • Understanding coronavirus and how germs spread

    It’s impossible to miss the news about coronavirus, but you probably still have lots of questions. What exactly is it? How does it spread? Can I protect myself? In this episode we’ll breakdown what we know about this new virus and tell you how to stay safe. Plus, we’ll listen to a podcast hosted by two chatty viruses to learn how these germs spread (and how our bodies fight back). We’ve also got a special message from some super tough hand washers. Plus a Mystery Sound and a Moment of Um that ...more

  • Answering Kids’ Coronavirus Questions

    Do you have questions about coronavirus? We’ve got answers. Coronavirus is probably affecting your life right now, and it can seem scary and complicated to understand. That’s why we collected questions from listeners, and got an expert to answer them. We asked Dr. Juan Dumois, an infectious disease pediatrician, these questions and more:  Did coronavirus really originate from bats, because that’s what I heard? If so, how did it happen? How did coronavirus get its name?  How does coronavirus t...more

  • Coronavirus: Preguntas y Respuestas Para Niños

    Si tienes preguntas sobre el coronavirus, tenemos las respuestas. El coronavirus nos está afectando a todos y puede parecer peligroso y difícil de entender. Por esta razón, Tumble reunió preguntas de sus oyentes y contactó con un experto para responderlas. Le preguntamos al Dr. Juan Dumois, un médico pediátrico de enfermedades infecciosas, lo que todos nos estamos preguntando, especialmente los niños:**** He escuchado que el coronavirus empezó con unos murciélagos y quería saber si esto es cier...more

  • Where Do Viruses Come From?

    How do animals get viruses to pass on to humans? That’s what listener Ian wanted to know. To find out, we’re exploring the science of virology - the study of viruses. Virologist Dr. Jasdave Chahal explains how coronavirus jumped through two species into humans, and where they came from in the first place. Plus, we’ll find out how scientists discovered viruses before even seeing them, and how they built the tools to fight back.  We have more virology resources on the blog for this episode on our...more

  • Coronavirus For Kids, And The Science Of Soap

    As COVID-19 spreads across the globe, the World Health Organization has declared the novel coronavirus a pandemic. We’re answering questions about the virus with infectious disease doctor Krutika Kuppalli, who studies global pandemics. And chemistry professor Palli Thordarson, from the University of New South Wales on the science of why washing your hands with plain old soap and water is so effective against germs.

  • Staying home: How social distancing helps fight coronavirus

    Lots of schools are closed and people are staying home. In this episode we’ll explain how all of this could help slow the spread of the new coronavirus. We’ll explain some terms you’re probably hearing too, like “social distancing” and “flattening the curve.” Plus, we talk with a doctor who is on the front lines helping people get better, and two virus podcasters help answer your coronavirus questions like, “How did this virus start?” and “Can our pets get sick too?” And of course there’s a My...more