Learn From Home

Learning resources brought to you by Tucson Unified's Curriculum and Instruction

Flori Huitt, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction | Heidi Aranda, Senior Director of Curriculum Development

We've provided a rich selection of free online learning sources in English language arts (ELA), math, science, and visual arts. These are organized by grade level. Click the grade level for your child to get started!

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How to Use This Page

This page contains a "menu" of lessons and activities for this week's learning at home. You will find the objectives: the specific skills that your child will be able to do. Then you will find a selection of lessons and activities which help your child master those skills. If you run into technical issues or other difficulties with any of these, simply move on and choose another. These activities fit into the Sample Dailly Schedule.

Please keep the following in mind:

  • Your child DOES NOT have to complete all activities listed for each subject.
  • Activities have been identified to give your child choice and variety.
  • Your child's teacher may suggest other activities more appropriate for your child.


Please email or call your teacher.

Middle School Science - Week One

Printable Version - Week One Learning Board

Grade 6-8


Week 1 March 30 - April 3

Topic: Viruses

Science Objectives:

            Students will engage in learning about science in the real world and how it applies to their daily lives.

Directions: Select articles or activities in this learning board that you find interesting.  Make a science journal (any type of paper) to record questions, drawings, thoughts and responses to any articles or activities. Think like a scientist.  Be CURIOUS!

Guided Questions to think about as you explore...

  • What is a Virus and how does it affect you? 
  • How can you prevent the spread of viruses? 
  • How does this outbreak compare to historical outbreaks? 
  • How can you connect your learning about viruses to the real-world response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus)? 

Reading for Information


A Bug is Making You Miserable – Is It Alive?

What are your coronavirus questions?

A Short History of Quarantine

Explainer: What is a CORONA virus?


Science Notebook

Before reading articles talk to a family member about viruses and COVID-19 and share what you already think and know. 

  • What we think/know
  • What we want to know

After reading the articles below, consider your questions and the guided questions above.  What did you learn?  Support your new learnings with evidence from the articles. Share you new learnings with your family.


How does soap inactivate coronaviruses?

How healthcare workers protect themselves

6 things to do to prevent COVID-19

See How Good Your Hand Washing Really Is

Simulations/ Virtual Lab

CDC Solve the Outbreak

How to flatten the curve. Spread of Covid19.

Moby Max

Zika Virus: 1947 to 2016


New Virus Paralyzes Chinese Cities (podcast)

How to Track and Stop the Spread of the Coronavirus Outbreak (podcast)


Cell Explorers

CoronaVirus from BrainPop

Web Adventures by Rice University: MEDMYST (requires Flash)

The Great Flu (requires Flash)


Flocabulary – What is a Virus?

Exploratorium:  How Big Is a Virus?

What is a Virus?

How does hand sanitizer kill germs?

Science at Home

Build your own virus model (requires a printer and specific materials)

Repel A Virus Experiment


bacterium: A unicellular, microscopic organism that is capable of living and reproducing outside other living cells, in contrast to a virus.

epidemic: An infectious disease that spreads rapidly and sickens a large number of people.

flu: An abbreviation of the term influenza. Flu is an infectious disease caused by a virus found in birds and mammals.

immune response: The activation of an organism’s protective systems to neutralize an invasive microbial agent. Immune responses in both plants and animals occur naturally and can be artificially stimulated in animals by inoculation (i.e., vaccination).

pandemic: An epidemic covering a broad, sometimes worldwide, geographic area and affecting a large portion of the population.

respiratory tract: The mouth, larynx, pharynx, bronchi, and lungs in a bird or mammal.

transmission: The way a microbial organism moves from one host to another.

virus: A sub-microscopic particle that must infect living plant or animal cells to reproduce. It usually consists of genetic material and a protective protein covering.

Links and Apps


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