Communicable Disease Teacher Resources

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How Diseases Spread

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Investigate the spread of infectious disease with this interdisciplinary set of high school health lessons. Young scholars start by learning about the mechanisms of disease transmission and the different methods of prevention before...
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Sanitation

For Students Pre-K - 1st Standards
Many diseases and conditions can be prevented or controlled through appropriate personal hygiene and by frequently washing parts of the body and hair with soap and clean, running water (if available). Good body washing practices can...
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COVID-19 Science Lessons

For Students 6th - 12th
A pair of presentations from National Geographic examine the science of viruses, the history of worldwide pandemics, and society's response to the COVID-19 crisis. Students first learn about the various types of viruses that exist before...
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Infectious Disease: Evolving Challenges To Human Health

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
In this medical worksheet, students formulate their own recommendations on the impact of infectious diseases. They gather detailed information from the stations in the Infectious Disease: Evolving Challenges to Human Health exhibition....
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Vaccines

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore and explain the role of vaccines in infectious disease, They emphasize immunological principles and viral/bacterial infection processes. Students explore the three main vaccine types: DNA vaccines ("gene gun"),...
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Infectious Disease: Evolving Challenges to Human Health Middle School Virtual Field Trip

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Is there one right way to control infectious diseases? Learners determine the facts each stakeholder must consider when making their recommendations for controlling a disease threatening their area. They take into account public health,...
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Changing Planet: Infectious Diseases Classroom Activity

For Teachers 8th - 12th
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...
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Tracing an Epidemic

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Designed as a teacher training, this presentation walks you through a lesson on the spread of communicable disease. Each participant is given a tiny cup of liquid and a sequence of exchanges then occurs. An indicator is then introduced...
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How About a Classroom Epidemic?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Have individuals wash their hands with soap and water, give one of them a yeast-covered piece of candy, and then have him shake hands with the person next to him. Handshakes continue down the line until everyone in the class has had...
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Communicable Diseases

For Teachers 7th - 11th
Pathogens, what they are, how they spread, and how to prevent them from spreading are the focus of this resource that can be used to prepare learners for a performance task assessment or to begin the study of communicable diseases.
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The Spread of Aids

For Teachers 9th - 12th
This is an effective simulation of how communicable diseases such as AIDS can be spread throughout a population. Classmates exchange samples from their individual cups of liquid: one of them containing a dilute NaOH solution, and the...
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Communicable Diseases

For Students 7th - 9th
In this communicable diseases instructional activity, students explain what causes most types of diseases. Then they describe the difference between a disinfectant and an antiseptic. Students also determine ways that communicable...
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Some Similarities between the Spread of an Infectious Disease and Population Growth

For Students 9th - 12th
If the infectious diseases and population growth worksheet, students 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....
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Background of Diseases-- Germs or Genes?

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students explore the background of common diseases. In this personal health lesson, students research causative agents of communicable and non-communicable diseases. Students use their research findings to create data tables in Microsoft...
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Viruses/Infectious Diseases: What's Really Bugging You?

For Teachers 5th - 8th
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...
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Typhoid Mary� and Infectious Disease

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Learners explore how to prevent infectious diseases from spreading.  In this infectious disease lesson students create a courtroom drama and mock trial to argue their case. 
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Inquiry into Infectious Disease: It's a Germy World After All

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students choose a question from a given list and develop an investigation about it. In this biology lesson, students analyze bacterial growth by carrying out a guided experiment. They present their findings in class.
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Understanding the Epidemiologic Triangle through Infectious Disease

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Introduce infectious diseases and the epidemiologic triangle. A helpful resource describes the agent, host, and environment from the three vertices as well as the time factor, which is in the middle. Scholars complete a simple...
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Infectious Disease: Evolving Challenges to Human Health High School Virtual Field Trip

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Understanding the science of the spread of infectious diseases is the first step in controlling them. Learners begin by researching the factors that affect the contraction and spread of these diseases and the challenges communities face...
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How Pandemics Spread

For Students 9th - 12th
An eerie hand-drawn-style animation narrates how diseases are dispersed on a global scale. Although the content can strike fear in the hearts of viewers, it ends by noting how science has provided a way to minimize impact by identifying...
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Pharmaceuticals and Treatments

For Teachers 12th - Higher Ed
Students perform an experiment involving reverse transcriptase-polymerized chain reaction HIV replication to better examine the biotechnology used by scientists in pharmaceutical research of infections diseases like HIV. Students examine...
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Communicable Disease

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Learners use Palms, or handheld computers, and the Cooties software to enact the transmission of communicable diseases. They discuss incubation and immunity and collect and interpret data and figure out who was the "carrier "of a "disease."
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Diseases You Can Catch

For Students 6th - 9th
In this communicable diseases worksheet, learners research 26 diseases and determine which are caused by viruses and which are caused by bacteria. After researching, they complete 11 short answer questions about signs and symptoms of...
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Ill At Ease

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students research infectious diseases, focusing on what scientists and journalists currently do and do not know about each one. They act as scientists or journalists as they find out more about a particular infectious disease.