SCIENCE OF MASKS // EDUCATOR RESOURCES

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We’ve heard a lot about masks lately. People wear all kinds of different masks to help them accomplish tasks safely. Construction workers, medical professionals, welders, and athletes all wear masks for different reasons. Did you know that some masks protect yourself and others from particles in the air, while others do not?

The Bakken Museum has developed a series of videos and activities to help educators and parents unpack serious concepts in a fun and engaging way with kids in kindergarten to 12th grade. Use these guides to explore different factors that make some masks more effective than others at filtering the air we breathe every day.

Practice what you learned! Watch the video and then try our virtual learning lab below.

ONLINE LEARNING LAB


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