This interactive incorporates engaging 3D-models of viruses that students can click on to rotate and view from different angles. In the process they will learn about the criteria that scientists use to classify viruses, the characteristics of different viruses, and the global prevalence of viral infections. A link to an illustration of the relative sizes of viruses provides an opportunity to discuss scale and units. An accompanying PDF worksheet is provided for students to complete as they go through the Click and Learn.
The content which is shown in this animation is appropriate for understanding structure of virus, diversity of viruses, genome size of disease-causing viruses, transmission of viruses from one host to another and prophylaxis on basis of vaccination availability. The learning is also interdisciplinary in nature - as it supported by both visual animations with examples of various viruses.