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How to Make Models of Human Viruses

Updated February 21, 2017

A virus can attack human cells, causing the body to react by flooding the bodily systems with white blood cells. This can result in the production of a fever, coughing and a stuffy nose. When teaching students about how viruses attack the human body, it can be helpful to supplement their curriculum with a topical craft, such as creating a virus model out of craft supplies. This project is appropriate for elementary-aged children that are broadening their awareness of biology topics.

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  1. Place a styrofoam sphere onto a flat surface.

  2. Paint a styrofoam sphere with acrylic paint.

  3. Allow the paint to dry completely.

  4. Insert five to six chenille sticks around the middle of the styrofoam ball.

  5. Bend the ends of the chenille sticks to allow the virus model to stand up on its own.

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Things You'll Need

  • Styrofoam sphere
  • Acrylic paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Chenille sticks

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