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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. These are some of the things included in this lesson. Definitely worth exploring.
If the infectious diseases and population growth worksheet, learners simulate the spread of an infectious disease by exchanging fluids in a lab activity. Students watch the spread of the disease and graph the spread of the disease vs. the number of interactions the student had. Learners also calculate the growth of a bacteria population and plot its exponential growth.
Young scholars observe human heath by completing a worksheet in class. In this STD lesson, students identify the different types of diseases which are spread through sexual intercourse and what symptoms will become noticeable. Young scholars identify contraception methods which heavily reduce the risk of contracting an STD.
A stellar microbiology lesson plan 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. There is much more to this biology lesson plan than can be described here, including plenty of teacher support. Most of the links are no longer active, but similar websites could be easily located.
Students explore the concept of opportunistic diseases. For this opportunistic diseases lesson, students take notes on a lecture regarding systemic herpes, candidiasis, cytomegalovirus, tuberculosis, MAC, recurrent pneumonia, cryptococcosis, pneumocystis carinii pneumonia, Kaposi's sarcoma, and lymphomas.