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Challenge 3: Why Should I Wear a Mask?

Learning Target:

  • I can formulate a claim about wearing masks based on evidence.

Time Required: 45-60 minutes


What Face Masks Actually Do Against Coronavirus


Reflect and Respond

  1. Summarize the benefits of wearing a mask.
  2. Who does wearing a face mask benefit the most?
  3. What evidence has been collected to support wearing masks?
  4. What are the reasons that someone would refuse to wear a mask?
  5. What factors may have contributed to people choosing not to wear masks?
  6. Explain the importance of using updated scientific knowledge to make decisions. Give an example in another area of your life where using updated scientific knowledge has been helpful.


Compose a letter to someone you know, classmate, friend, or family member, convincing them to wear a face mask in public settings.