Virus models to cut and assemble
Purpose of activity:
To create paper models of these viruses: the Tobacco Mosaic Virus, the Adenovirus, a generic icosahedral virus, and the T2 bacteriophage.
Target age group:
Very dependent upon what you want to do with each model. If you just cut and assemble, you will only need about 10 minutes per model. If you add a lot of color, or glue on extra parts, then you will need additional work time and drying time.
Materials you will need:
Copies of the patterns printed onto card stock (can be any color), scissors, white glue and/or glue stick, large thin rubber bands to hold icosahedrons while they dry, chenille stems, optional art supplies for coloring and decorating.