Are You Contagious? is the third of ten topics in SCIENCE FUN FOR EVERYONE: 25 MINUTE LEARNING ADVENTURES FOR KIDS AND THEIR ADULTS. The topics may be purchased individually or bundled in book form. If purchasing an individual topic, download the free introduction to the book, which provides helpful information on getting organized and presenting the topic effectively.
Are You Contagious? investigates laughter, yawning, and the transmission of infectious diseases. The word contagious is defined as likely to affect others or to quickly spread from one person to another. Do laughing, yawning, and spreading infectious diseases fit this definition? Complete the activities and decide for yourself. This topic provides lots of entertainment and useful information for children and adults alike, using minimal materials and requiring little preparation.