ABOUT THIS COLLECTION

The RNA Therapeutics Institute (RTI) at UMass Chan Medical School created these science resources just for kids. We hope parents and teachers can use them to help explain the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, while also teaching the wonders of science. Additional resources for children are available on the RTI website at Children's Coronavirus Resources.

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    Messmer-Blust, Angela (2020-06-25)
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    Messmer-Blust, Angela (2020-06-25)
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