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Microbes and Disease
Discuss how diseases have impacted human history. Divide your class into groups and assign each group one of the following: tuberculosis, malaria, plague, cholera, smallpox, and AIDS. They read up on, complete a concept map, and present to the rest of the class their assigned disease.
5th - 8th Science 87 Views 55 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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
How Novel Icefish Genes Can Improve Health
Designed to accompany the 13-minute video The Making of the Fittest: The Birth and Death of Genes, this handout serves as both a viewing guide during the video and an analysis of how the adaptations of the icefish might help treat some human ailments.
7th - 12th Science 11 Views 7 Downloads CCSS: Designed
What is Alzheimer's Disease?
Did you know that every four seconds, a new case of Alzheimer's disease is diagnosed? Future researchers find out the biology behind this devastating disease in which the victim suffers memory loss, but their families never forget the struggle.
4 mins 8th - 12th Science 3 Views 1 Download
Diets and Influence on Food Choice
From start to finish, this is a truly excellent lesson plan addressing the epidemic of diet-related disease in the United States. Learners begin with a reading excerpt of detailed information on trends in the American diet and the variety of influences that affect food choice.
9th - 12th Health 152 Views 152 Downloads
Here's To Your Healthy Heart!
Students examine the primary controllable and uncontrollable factors that put one at greater risk for developing heart disease. Through discussion, research, physical tests, and questionnaires they determine whether or not they are at risk of some day having a heart attack.
6th - 8th Science 18 Views 111 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 54 Views 78 Downloads
Sexually Transmissible Diseases (STDs) - Day 1: Overview
Pages and pages of information on sexually transmissible diseases (STD). Vocabulary, worksheets, reference sheets, questions for discussion, and more. Transmission and reducing the risk of transmission of a STD. Signs, symptoms, and treatment of STDs.
9th - 10th Health 34 Views 129 Downloads
Climate Change And Disease
Students consider the role of climate change in the occurrence of vector born diseases such as malaria. In small groups, they research a specific vector to complete an information chart on climate changes in the region where the vector exists, the impact of the change on its habitat and the potential impact on disease transmission.
9th - 12th Science 24 Views 42 Downloads
Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Day 2: HIV/AIDS - Understanding the Disease
One lesson in a series on sexually transmitted diseases, this activity is a good review about HIV/AIDS. Five main points in this lesson direct small groups of learners to read and present their information. They will need to make a poster for their presentation and then be able to answer any questions the class may have when they are finished.
7th - 10th Health 18 Views 71 Downloads
Sexually Transmissible Diseases (STDs), Day 4: Epidemiology
Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) or infections (STIs) are totally preventable. Yet, the number of cases is on the rise. Why? This health instructional activity contains a lot of information about prevention, as well as a great activity about how easy it is to spread a disease and not know it.
9th - 10th Health 21 Views 99 Downloads
Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs), Day 3: HIV/AIDS - Its Impact on People
High schoolers watch a video in which sixteen young people talk about how their lives have been changed by having HIV. So many people have the attitude that it will never happen to them, but no one is immune to this disease. Hopefully this video will be a platform for discussion about making safe and healthy decisions.
7th - 10th Health 10 Views 59 Downloads
Infectious Disease Case Study
Small groups of life science learners look at Allison's symptoms and discuss a diagnosis. They use a chart of illnesses and draw symptom clues from an envelope to determine what illness she has. A lesson like this gives children an opportunity to role-play and practice critical thinking skills.
5th - 8th Science 44 Views 33 Downloads
Viruses/Infectious Diseases: What's Really Bugging You?
Middle school life science or health classes listen to an audio, visit websites, read different articles, and participate in a class-wide simulation about the spread of viruses. The lesson doesn't get into the mechanics of how viruses replicate, but rather focuses on the spread of infectious disease, why it is different to control, and how the illnesses can be prevented.
5th - 8th Health 82 Views 104 Downloads
Disease, Environment, Health, Human Populations, and Modern Technology
What is a pandemic, epidemic, and a vaccine? What changes have occurred in health and environmental awareness with the advent of new technology? This 20 question multiple choice quiz asks kids to answer who, what, when, and where about disease, enviroment, human population, and technology of the past 60 years.
9th - 12th Health 22 Views 44 Downloads
Mapping the Spread of HIV/AIDS
Where is HIV/AIDS most prevalent and what are the current trends regarding HIV? Have groups work together to map the world's HIV/AIDS rates, then create a class map with all the data. Lesson includes cross-disciplinary concepts including world geography, economics, and science.
7th - 12th Science 31 Views 22 Downloads
Prevention of STDs
The Learning to Give organization has put together a basic lesson on sexually transmitted diseases. They have listed five common STDs for the class to research and then collectively put together a chart. Part of the goal of this lesson is to talk about philanthropy and what it means.
9th - 12th Health 14 Views 15 Downloads
Wherever We Go, There They Are!
The central video for this lesson is not available through the included resource link. However, the activity that simulates the passing of a virus through a population is impacting and the other resource links are invaluable. Use this lesson in a life science unit when covering viruses, or in a health class when covering communicable disease.
6th - 12th Health 35 Views 139 Downloads