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Social Distancing with mouse traps and ping pong balls

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Social distancing has been adopted around the globe as an effective tool—paired with a robust system of testing—in preventing the spread of COVID-19. This ‘Flatten the Curve’ public service announcement makes the case for social distancing with a simple, powerful, and kid-friendly visualization.

Posted on April 9th, 2020 by the Ohio Department of Health, the video by Dayton-based agency Real Art features an explosive chain reaction using ping pong balls and mouse traps. What happens when those mousetraps are fewer and far between?

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On March 30th, 2020, television host and STEM advocate Steve Spangler also posted this comparison using mousetraps and ping pong balls in a plexiglass science demonstration box:

“I wanted a way for our students to visualize the positive effects of social distancing and the chain reaction that happens when we don’t give ourselves some space.”

ping pong balls set up on mouse traps
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