Communicable Disease Teacher Resources
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Background of Diseases-- Germs or Genes?
Students explore the background of common diseases. In this personal health instructional activity, students research causative agents of communicable and non-communicable diseases. Students use their research findings to create data tables in Microsoft Word.
8th - 12th Health 15 Views 57 Downloads
New Review Communicable Diseases
Pathogens, what they are, how they spread, and how to prevent them from spreading are the focus of this resource that can be used to prepare learners for a performance task assessment or to begin the study of communicable diseases.
7th - 11th Science 14 Views 10 Downloads
Tracing an Epidemic
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.
9th - 12th Health 22 Views 29 Downloads
The Spread of Aids
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.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
How About a Classroom Epidemic?
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.
6th - 12th Health 5 Views 10 Downloads
Diseases You Can Catch
In this communicable diseases activity, 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.
6th - 9th Science 27 Views 201 Downloads
Tools That Help Fight Disease
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.
6th Health 3 Views 11 Downloads
In this communicable diseases worksheet, students 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.
7th - 9th Science 17 Views 95 Downloads
How Pandemics Spread
An eerie hand-drawn-style animation narrates how diseases are dispersed on a global scale. Although the content can strike fear in the hearts of viewers, it ends by noting how science has provided a way to minimize impact by identifying a pandemic early on and taking emergency measures.
8 mins 9th - 12th Science 5 Views 4 Downloads
First Shot - Vaccinations
Vaccines have nearly eradicated some infectious diseases. Or have they? In a video, the question of reinstituting certain vaccinations is explored. After watching the film, teens simulate a quick-spreading disease and the protection provided by a vaccination.
11 mins 8th - 12th Science 22 Views 12 Downloads
Regents High School Examination: Living Environment 2010
This exam touches upon every topic within the typical first year biology course.. A broad variety of question styles give high schoolers every opportunity to show what they know. Why start from scratch when a comprehensive final exam is easily available to you?
9th - 12th Science 35 Views 130 Downloads
How Quickly Disease Spreads
Young scholars 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.
9th - 12th Science 26 Views 120 Downloads
Changing Planet: Infectious Diseases Classroom Activity
Here is a different approach: emerging epidemiologists first go home to interview family on the topic of infectious disease. Then they come to class and view a video and PowerPoint that explore how climate change may increase the occurrence of infectious disease.
8th - 12th Health 52 Views 77 Downloads
Making Copies of an HIV Particle
In the second of five lessons about HIV, discover the mechanisms that allow the HIV virus to replicate. Using the models that they created the day before, learners examine the parts of the virus particle. The lesson plan does not say what pupils should do with the information, so you may ask them to take notes, explain it to a neighbor, or make a drawing in their science notebooks.
3rd - 12th Science 11 Views 11 Downloads
AIDS, HIV and other Microbe Matters
This series of lessons contains sensitive material. Please review to ensure that the content is suitable for your class. It begins by discussing what microbes are. Scholars are then asked to review a few online resources and answer questions for each.
7th - 12th Science 19 Views 11 Downloads
How We Conquered the Deadly Smallpox Virus
The deadly smallpox virus, which killed between 300-500 million people in the twentieth century alone, is a feature player in modern world history. Discover how this disease spread across the globe by and through various nations throughout history, and how English physician Edward Jenner, father of immunology, finally developed the smallpox vaccination.
5 mins 7th - 12th Science 35 Views 20 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Risk Factors and Blood-Borne Diseases
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.
6th Health 22 Views 24 Downloads