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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...
5 mins 7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review What We Know (and Don't Know) about Ebola
Most people know that Ebola is a deadly virus that they want to avoid, but understand very little about the disease itself. This short video hopes to change that by explaining how the virus affects the body, the symptoms it causes, and...
4 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review “Health Promotion and Disease Prevention: HIV/AIDS”
These activities and instructional handouts will help your learners to understand not only the causes, transmission, and prevention of HIV/AIDS, but also gain a deeper understanding of the chain of infection when diseases are spread.
9th - 12th Health 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...
7th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed
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...
8th - 12th Health
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...
9th - 10th Health
Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Day 2: HIV/AIDS - Understanding the Disease
One lesson plan in a series on sexually transmitted diseases, this activity is a good review about HIV/AIDS. Five main points in this lesson plan direct small groups of learners to read and present their information. They will need to...
7th - 10th Health
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...
9th - 10th Health
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...
7th - 10th Health
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...
5th - 8th Health
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...
9th - 12th Health