CDCM PHA STEM Lesson – Masks Against COVID-19

In Masks Against COVID-19, student scientists learn about the SARS-CoV-2 virus and how it spreads primarily through respiratory droplets. Students test different mask materials and then design and build an effective yet comfortable mask to protect against COVID-19. Students then share their designs with others.

Topics included in Masks Against COVID-19:

  • SARS-CoV-2
  • COVID-19
  • Pandemics
  • Types of face masks
  • Engineering design process
  • Scientific and health communication
Page last reviewed: October 4, 2021