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 14 Views 47 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 77 Views 46 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 plan.
7th - 8th Science 18 Views 50 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 15 Views 32 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 17 Views 32 Downloads
Why Can’t I Have Sugar? All About Diabetes
Begin the lesson 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 41 Views 58 Downloads
Causes of Birth Defects: An Epidemiological Mystery
After taking a pretest on the causes of birth defects, emerging epidemiologists are introduced to a scenario in which babies in Cameron County, Texas have been born with brain and spine defects. Participants each take on a role: physician, epidemiologist, parent, or lab technician.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 18 Views 24 Downloads
Don’t Drink the Water: Investigating a Cholera Epidemic
A stellar microbiology lesson in which high schoolers become epidemiologists and test simulated stool samples (molasses and water) for a disease-causing pathogen. They use findings to determine if an epidemic was caused by drinking affected water.
9th - 12th Science 26 Views 44 Downloads
Autism And The Brain
Help your class understand Autism. They conduct research into how the brain is effected by the disorder of autism. Then they write a letter to the Center For Disease Control about their findings and forward some of the new research to them.
6th - 8th Science 17 Views 62 Downloads
What's The Big Deal About Accutane?
Students take on the role of epidemiologists. They investigate an "outbreak" in serious birth defects that occur in infants born to teenage girls. students discover a link between the use of the acne drug called Accutane and birth defects.
9th - 12th Science 4 Views 4 Downloads
Entomologists on Safari: On the Hunt for Mosquitoes
Students research about the symptoms of West Nile Virus. In this health lesson, 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
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 49 Views 173 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 plan, students research how these diseases can be transmitted. They create an information brochure to promote public awareness about this health hazard.
6th - 8th Science 12 Views 47 Downloads
Take the Lead — Get the Lead Out
Students 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 9 Views 40 Downloads
Folic Acid Health Campaign
A prewriting prompt, a class discussion, a website visit and accompanying worksheet, and a culminating group project make up this lesson on public health awareness. The topic is folic acid and how its absence in the diet may influence birth defects, but the overarching lesson is about increasing awareness.
9th - 12th Health 20 Views 11 Downloads
What Did You Say? How Hearing Works
After listening to your lecture while wearing earplugs, give high schoolers a pop quiz. Have them remove earplugs, grade the quizzes, and then discuss how different life would be with limited hearing ability. Pupils review how waves work, and then participate in a jigsaw to teach each other how hearing occurs.
9th - 12th Science 10 Views 24 Downloads
Stand Up. . . Be InCtrl!
What is the difference between a bystander and an upstander? A collaborative project created through digital media will help the class understand that they can participate in an online community respectfully and responsibly. They consider the impact of cyberbullying and how their language or actions can impact others.
4th - 8th 21st Century Skills 110 Views 92 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Climate Change as a Scientific Theory
A selection of videos is shown to get your class thinking about scientific theory, guided by a handout. Emerging earth scientists also read articles and take notes about glaciers and sea ice. To conclude, they write an evaluation of the evidence for melting ice using the theory that increasing global temperatures are responsible.
8th - 12th Science 51 Views 59 Downloads CCSS: Designed