Communicable Disease Teacher Resources

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Students explore the latest study on routine hand washing practices. They research some of the possible communicable diseases that can be transmitted by having lax hygiene.
Sixth graders research the technological development of one medical tool from the 17th, 18th, or early 19th centuries. They trace the advancement of the tool to its contemporary medical tool. They research the communicable disease the tool helps cure and design a timeline related to their tool.
In this communicable diseases learning exercise, learners explain what causes most types of diseases. Then they describe the difference between a disinfectant and an antiseptic. Students also determine ways that communicable diseases can be spread.
Students engage in an activity where they research noncommunicable and communicable diseases. Groups get together to research a particular disease then present to the class.
For this communicable diseases worksheet, students research 26 diseases and determine which are caused by viruses and which are caused by bacteria. After researching, they complete 11 short answer questions about signs and symptoms of the diseases as well as how they are spread.
Students explore the background of common diseases. In this personal health lesson, students research causative agents of communicable and non-communicable diseases. Students use their research findings to create data tables in Microsoft Word.
Students listen to an explanation distinguishing non-communicable and communicable diseases and the difference between concern and unhealthy fear. They describe the transmission modes for HIV and determine that casual contact can't pass the disease.
Students participate in a simulation game to experience the societal effects of the Black Plague during the Medieval Period. Information garnered during the game is used to discuss the current state of communicable diseases in our world faces today and how we deal with their containment.
Students view a video on AIDS, HIV and the ways in which HIV is spread. They discuss ways to avoid contracting HIV and participate in a simulation that shows the growth of a communicable disease.
In this word puzzle, students identify twenty one words related to communicable diseases in a word puzzle. Examples include parasite, host, lymphocytes, and vaccines.
Have individuals wash their hands with soap and water, give one of them a yeast-covered piece of candy, and then have him shake hands with the person next to him. Handshakes continue down the line until everyone in the class has had contact. You will follow by swabbing each participant's hand to start a culture. As a result, the class will discover how easily and how far down the line the yeast "disease" spread. This is a terrific class project for studying communicable disease. 
Designed as a teacher training, this presentation walks you through a lesson on the spread of communicable disease. Each participant is given a tiny cup of liquid and a sequence of exchanges then occurs. An indicator is then introduced to reveal who all caught the virtual disease. This can be used in a biology class when studying bacteria and viruses, in a health class when studying disease transmission, or even in a social studies class when considering the spread of historical epidemics.
This is an effective simulation of how communicable diseases such as AIDS can be spread throughout a population. Classmates exchange samples from their individual cups of liquid: one of them containing a dilute NaOH solution, and the rest containing plain water. An indicator is then added revealing which samples became infected by the original carrier. Teacher procedures, students instructions, and class discussion questions are all supplied in this effective lesson plan.
Students experiment to discover how certain viruses spread through a population. They simulate the spread of a communicable disease by analyzing data to identify the person who was originally infected.
Learners demonstrate how quickly disease spreads and the importance of protective measures with communicable diseases. They examine past epidemics such as the Bubonic Plague and make predictions about future epidemics.They compare and contrast medieval medical expertise with that of modern medicine.
Students compare and contrast the conditions of the 1918 influenza outbreak with those of today. They try to identify prevention strategies for infectious diseases.
Fourth graders take part in a germ simulation activity. In this personal health lesson plan, 4th graders summarize methods for preventing the spread of germs that cause communicable diseases.
In this Hawaii state history worksheet, 4th graders read three pages of state history then complete 10 true and false questions.
Sixth graders brainstorm a list of blood-borne diseases discover means of prevention. They observe a demonstration of how diseases are communicated. Following the lecture, 6th graders discuss which diseases cause serious health problems.
Ninth graders analyze lifestyle factors that affect health and demonstrate an awareness of key lifestyle practices associated with prevention of disease.