Let’s Consider the Novel Coronavirus

The Knowledge Mobility based System Institute (KMS) with volunteers such as Okayama University, planned and developed this original teaching material for elementary school, junior high and high school students, and adults, in order to promote the prevention of novel coronavirus infection together with understanding the virus. We hope that not only in elementary schools, but also in many places such as after-school centers and supplemental schools will use this teaching material.

Mitsunobu R. KANO, MD, PhD: Professor and Vice Executive Director in charge of Promoting SDGs, Okayama University / Council Member, Science Council of Japan / Science and Technology Co-advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Japan
Yuko Morita, PhD: Fellow, Knowledge Mobility based Systems Institute / Principal Investigator (Scientific Communication) of Miraikan, National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation

Amane Koizumi, MD, PhD: Director, Knowledge Mobility based System Institute / Professor, National Institutes of Natural Sciences, Japan
Shumpei Komura: Special Advisor to the President of Okayama University, and Principal Researcher at Benesse Educational Research and Development Institute
Rina Hasegawa: Visiting Researcher at the Center for Research on Educational Testing

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*This work was produced and translated with subsidies from JKA its promotion funds from KEIRIN RACE.

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How can we fight the new coronavirus, COVID-19?
Let’s think together!

<Table of Contents>

  1. What is the new coronavirus?
  2. What are the symptoms?
  3. How do people become infected?
  4. Prevent infection!
  5. Support friends and family who are fighting the virus!

Single page (Issue Date: October 21, 2020 (Ver.1))
Facing page (Issue Date: October 21, 2020 (Ver.1))



Novel Coronavirus Countermeasures
Let’s Think About a ‘New Lifestyle’ Together

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What is a lifestyle?

New lifestyle

  1. Wash your hands! – Why do we wash them? –
  2. Wear a mask! – What effect does it have? –
  3. Keep social distancing! – What should I be careful about?
Single page (Issue Date: October 12, 2020 (Ver.1))

Facing page (Issue Date: October 12, 2020 (Ver.1))

Detailed Material

Q & A for Everyone Who Wants to Know More About the Novel Coronavirus (children’s edition,
Issue Date: November 2, 2020 (Ver.2))