The Science of Coronaviruses
Part 1: What Is A Coronavirus?
For a good general description of a virus: "What's a virus, anyway?" Scope Blog published by Stanford Medicine
For a passionate virus presentation: "What Is A Virus" virology course video lecture by Dr. Vincent Racaneillo of Columbia University (Don't let anyone tell you that this is too high a level for high school students. Undergraduates are simply slightly older versions than yourselves, who have already jumped through a few more hoops on their way to becoming scientists.)
Part 2: How Do Coronaviruses Infect Us?
Comparing Coronavirus to the Influenza Virus Infection Cycle
The molecular techniques used by influenza (flu) viruses to enter our cells have many similarities to the techniques used by coronaviruses.
This 8.5 x 11 poster, which you can download and print, also explores these five key infection steps: