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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 62 Views 43 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 plan 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 52 Views 89 Downloads
Poverty & Disease: What is the Link?
Students consider how to reduce poverty and fight disease around the world. In this interdisciplinary lesson, students participate in activities regarding global poverty, fighting disease, and connections between poverty and disease.
8th - 11th Health 4 Views 30 Downloads
Disease and Nutrition
Students study disease and explore how it can be avoided or treated with simple solutions. In this investigative lesson students create a food chart for two weeks for themselves to track and be sure they are getting all the nutrients they need.
7th - 11th Health 3 Views 16 Downloads
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
How Quickly Disease Spreads
High schoolers 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 22 Views 118 Downloads
Infectious Disease Detectives
Students participate in a simulation of how diseases are transmitted. Each student holds a test tube, with only one containing the "disease" while the others have water. They move around the room until told to stop. Using droppers to place some of their solution into their neighbor's tube, they are spreading the disease.
6th - 8th Science 4 Views 54 Downloads
Spread of Disease
Seventh graders discover facts about the human body. In this diseases lesson, 7th graders understand different kinds of diseases, how disease spreads, how diseases have changed and preventative medicines. Students debate different views on how diease spread and write paragraphs about the colonization of the Americas and its effect on diseases.
7th Health 5 Views 37 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 26 Views 17 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Human Population's Response to Re-emerging and Emerging Infectious Diseases
Students examine the human population response to microbial diseases. In this disease lesson students observe population trends, write about a scientist and evaluate and defend current treatments for infectious diseases.
6th - 12th Science 17 Views 162 Downloads
Infectious Diseases: Hepatitis B and Tuberculosis
Students discover the different sources of pathogens that cause diseases. In this health science lesson, students explore different ways to treat infections. They create a persuasive pamphlet on their position on vaccination.
10th - 12th Science 9 Views 44 Downloads