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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 85 Views 54 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 33 Views 18 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 9 Views 5 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
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 51 Views 75 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 31 Views 129 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
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 22 Views 41 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 lesson 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
The Making of the Fittest: Natural Selection in Humans
Sickle cell disease only occurs when both parents contribute the trait, and mostly in those of African descent. Where did it come from? How did it evolve? Tony Allison, a molecular biologist, noticed a connection between sickle cell and immunity against malaria when he was working in East Africa in the 1950s.
14 mins 8th - Higher Ed Science 21 Views 13 Downloads CCSS: Designed
West Nile Virus-What is the Risk?
Begin with an online pre-quiz about West Nile Virus. Using a fictional scenario, young epidemiologists read how it is transmitted and examine the stages of the life cycle of a mosquito. They imagine that they are members of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, formulating plans for identifying infected persons and how to contain the spread of the virus.
9th - 12th Science 14 Views 47 Downloads
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 141 Views 145 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 15 Views 111 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 80 Views 103 Downloads
"Panel of Experts" Debate: Genomes for All? Debating the Merits and Risks of Direct-to-Consumer Online Genetic Testing
If you knew that you were likely to develop Alzheimer's disease in your future, how would it affect your life in the meantime? This and other similar thought-provoking questions are discussed in a lesson about the availability of consumer-style genetic testing.
9th - 12th Science 10 Views 5 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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 38 Views 30 Downloads
Lesson 1: Fight the Flu: Seeing
The flu has been a deadly epidemic many times in the past. By examining technological innovations throughout history, then simulating the spread of disease from person to person through a classroom investigation, and finishing up with exploring what other ways disease can be spread, middle or high schoolers begin to see where the flu comes from and what steps might be taken to prevent its spread.
8th - 12th Science 24 Views 16 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 20 Views 43 Downloads