Disease Control and Prevention Teacher Resources
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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 6 Views 44 Downloads
Body Mass Index (BMI)
How do you calculate your Body Mass Index, and why is this information a valuable indicator of health? Your class members will discover not only what BMI is and practice calculating it using the height and weight of six fictitious individuals, but in the process they will also learn valuable skills of interpreting information, analyzing data, and drawing conclusions based on evidence.
3rd - 8th Science 51 Views 29 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Entomologists on Safari: On the Hunt for Mosquitoes
Students research about the symptoms of West Nile Virus. In this health activity, students play the role of scientists investigating mosquito activity in a fictional community. They suggest ways to prevent West Nile virus infection by creating informational posters.
6th - 8th Science 3 Views 18 Downloads
Investigating Birth Defects
Intended to inform a general audience on why birth defect happen, they take on the role of epidemiologists. They will read background information, conduct internet research, and compile the information. A mock investigation and diagnoses concludes the lesson.
7th - 8th Science 7 Views 47 Downloads
Protect the Skin You're in
Students explore the importance of sun safety in relationship to skin cancer prevention. They test the effectiveness of various sunscreens and administer and analyze a simple survey to their peers. In addition, they implement a public service campaign designed to increase student use of sunscreen and sun safety awareness.
7th - 11th Science 23 Views 163 Downloads
What is Wrong with My Pet? - An Introduction to Zoonoses
Students describe how ringworm and roundworm cause diseases in both humans and animals. In this life science lesson, students research how these diseases can be transmitted. They create an information brochure to promote public awareness about this health hazard.
6th - 8th Science 11 Views 46 Downloads
Take the Lead — Get the Lead Out
Learners research about the physiological effects of prolonged lead exposure. In this chemistry lesson, students investigate the lead content of different paint, soil and water samples. They analyze data trends and share their findings in class.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 35 Downloads
What's Really True? Discovering the Fact and Fiction of Autism
Youngsters investigate autism and autism spectrum disorders. They access a variety of websites which present information on ASD's, and assess how accurate the information they've read actually is. They work in groups and utilize worksheets embedded in the plan which guide them through a fact-checking process for each of the sites they look at.
7th - 10th Special Education 9 Views 30 Downloads
Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorders: Disorders Extending Beyond the "Norm"
Learners develop an understanding of autism by engaging in an inquiry-based discussion. Pupils are exposed to the vast array of defining characteristics of autism spectrum disorders. They create posters about the developmental characteristics that would likely show up in children who suffer from these disorders.
9th - 12th Science 13 Views 30 Downloads
Pets and People
Students discuss the pros and cons of having household pets. In this health lesson plan, students identify different types of diseases they can get from pets. They evaluate their pet interactions and suggest ways to modify health habits after contact with pets.
6th - 8th Health 4 Views 19 Downloads
Micronutrient Need Intervention
Young scholars investigate the real world applications of nutrition. They study the problem of starvation and how it affects different populations. Students work in small groups in order to devise and intervention plan. They also search out the right type of diet for a personal nutrition plan.
9th - 12th Science 4 Views 45 Downloads
Why Can’t I Have Sugar? All About Diabetes
Begin the lesson plan by having your class write what they know about diabetes. They learn through a skit how the body metabolizes glucose. A visual representation of the two types of diabetes is displayed, and then learners participate in role-playing patients with diabetes and their doctors.
7th - 12th Science 31 Views 56 Downloads
Diabetes: A National Epidemic
Learners investigate the disease of diabetes. They observe research results to graph the trends of diabetes to contribute to the problem of being overweight. They explain in class discussion the physiological changes that occur in the body of a person who has diabetes.
9th - 12th Science 29 Views 102 Downloads
Inquiry into Infectious Disease: It's a Germy World After All
Students choose a question from a given list and develop an investigation about it. For this biology lesson, students analyze bacterial growth by carrying out a guided experiment. They present their findings in class.
9th - 12th Science 33 Views 134 Downloads
UV: Use Caution
Students investigate the concept of skin cancer and its relation to using tanning beds that expose people to artificial ultraviolet rays. They research the effects and look for ways to prevent the onset of skin cancer from the information obtained.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 26 Downloads
Diabetes in the Family: A Case Study
Learners examine a case study of a woman with a family history of type 2 diabetes and create a "family health portrait" that assesses her risk of developing diabetes. They use the family health portrait to record the woman's family history, students identify her genetic, behavioral, and environmental risk factors for type 2 diabetes and make recommendations for lifestyle changes.
8th - 12th Science 12 Views 69 Downloads