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From Birds to People: The West Nile Virus StoryLesson Planet
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Most people who catch West Nile virus display no symptoms, but a few suffer from severe illness and even death. Understanding how infectious diseases spread helps inform and improve prevention efforts. An interesting interactive focuses...
Cheese, Dogs, and a Pill to Kill Mosquitoes and End MalariaLesson Planet
10 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
This is a fantastic demonstration of how out-of-the-box science can serve the needs of mankind and save millions of lives. Bart Knois takes his audience through the step-by-step process of his research to kill mosquitoes and fight...
Battling Vector-Borne Diseases: Factors That Affect the Mosquito Life CycleLesson Planet
9th - 12th CCSS: Designed
Slow the spread of disease by slowing disease carriers in their tracks. Learners explore just how they might accomplish this as they experiment with the life cycle of a mosquito under different conditions. Scholars design and conduct...
Malaria: Mosquito HostLesson Planet
4 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Mosquitos can be more than just annoying, they may be deadly. A video presentation explains how mosquitos transmit the malaria virus to humans. The lesson highlights how the disease manifests itself in the mosquito before it bites a...
How Humans Made Malaria So DeadlyLesson Planet
3 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Combine agriculture and an increase in population density in sub-Saharan Africa and what do you get? Malaria! Young immunologists explore malaria's deadly rise to fame in a video. The narrator discusses its beginnings as a hitchhiking...
Malaria: Human HostLesson Planet
4 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Malaria is a parasite whose life cycle bounces between mosquitoes and humans. An informative video describes how malaria moves through human systems before arriving in the liver. Once in the liver, the instructor describes how the...
Entomologists on Safari: On the Hunt for MosquitoesLesson Planet
6th - 8th
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...
Genetic Engineering and Diseases—Gene Drive and MalariaLesson Planet
7 mins 9th - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
One thousand children die every day from malaria. Scientists now have the ability to stop this, but the ethical concerns worry many. The video explains both sides of the argument and the amazing science making it all possible.
The Loathsome, Lethal MosquitoLesson Planet
3 mins 7th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Mosquitos: they are annoying, cause pain and discomfort, and are some of the most prolific disease carriers in the animal kingdom, so why don't we simply eradicate them? In a short video, explore some of the different ways mosquitos can...
Population Ecology: The Texas Mosquito MysteryLesson Planet
12 mins 7th - 12th
While 80 percent of people with West Nile Virus show no symptoms, in severe cases, it causes death by infecting the membranes around the spinal cord and brain. The video starts by making population ecology relevant. It includes density...
MedMyst Mission 4: Malady In MabuufoLesson Planet
6th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
An outbreak of malaria requires your help to stop its spread. To discover the pathogen that causes malaria and multiple ways to fight the illness scholars play games, answer short quizzes, and learn scientific concepts with the fourth...