What is COVID-19? – Online course

Education design team: Alex Sipidias, Chris Szwed, Simon Windley, Brij Parmar


Examine the events that led to the declaration of a global pandemic in 2020. Build knowledge about the basic structural features of the coronavirus causing this pandemic. Finally, meet a Victorian STEM expert who explains how new scientific knowledge can be developed.

This course complements and should be completed before:

How does the body respond to COVID-19?

How can we confirm cases of COVID-19?

Level – Year 7 & 8

Estimated duration – 50 minutes


Click the 'Activate this course' button below, then click 'What is a pandemic?' in the list that appears below to begin.