ALEX Classroom Resource


Colds and Cold Prevention

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Colds and Cold Prevention


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Type: Informational Material


A cold is an infection of the upper respiratory system. This just means it can affect the nose throat, and sinuses. A cold virus gets inside your body and makes you sick. The rhinovirus is the most common cold virus, but more than 200 viruses can cause colds. Because there are so many, there isn't a vaccination, or shot, to prevent you from getting colds. This resource presents information on colds, causes, cold prevention, and care.

This alignment results from the ALEX Health/PE COS Resource Alignment Summit.

Content Standard(s):
HE1 (2009)
Grade: 5
11 ) Explain the body's natural defenses against diseases.

Examples: skin serving as a barrier to germ invasion, fever triggering an immune response

Tags: Care, Cold Prevention, Colds, Contagious, Illness, Sickness
License Type: Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives
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Partnered Event: Health/PE COS Summit

This article describes what a cold is, signs of a cold, and cold prevention. Appropriate for grade 5/upper elementary. 

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Author: Jamie Gilbert
The event this resource created for:Health/PE COS Summit