Virus models to cut and assemble

 

Purpose of activiity:  To create paper models of two viruses: the T2 bacteriophage and the adenovirus.  (Also good practice for cutting, folding and gluing skills)

Target age group:  ages 10-16

Time needed:  Probably about 15-20 minutes for each model, not counting additional time for any surface details you want to add such as paint or glitter

Materials you will need: Copies of the patterns printed onto card stock (can be any color), scissors, white glue (regular glue, not school glue), paper clips or clothespins to hold the joints while they dry, optional decoration: spray paint, glitter, etc. 

Click here to download patterns