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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Teach Mrs. Jones' Class about Microbes

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
During a biology lesson, scholars research microbes, design a lesson plan using an outline, and present the lesson to the class. 
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Baylor College

Infectious Disease Case Study

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Small groups of life science learners look at Allison's symptoms and discuss a diagnosis. They use a chart of illnesses and draw symptom clues from an envelope to determine what illness she has. A lesson like this gives children an...
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Curated OER

Pharmaceuticals and Treatments

For Teachers 12th - Higher Ed
Learners 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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Curated OER

Viruses

For Teachers 9th - 10th
A fliud exchange activity using pipettes/droppers to exchange fluids with at least 3 people. your students are advised not to spill any liquid. Droppers are collected in a large beaker, and students return to desks while holding tubes....
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Nemours KidsHealth

HIV and AIDS: Grades 9-12

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Two activities help high schoolers learn about HIV and AIDS. First, groups read and discuss articles that provide information about sexually transmitted diseases and conduct further research to gather current information. They then...
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Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Development of Disease and Infection

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
It's all in the cards. Using cards to simulate a disease's attack on the immune system, pupils develop an understanding of how the immune system and pathogens react to each other and why at times the pathogen wins. Groups play a game to...
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Cengage Learning

Infection Control and Standard Precautions

For Teachers 9th - 12th
With the number of COVID-19 cases rising dramatically, information about how standard precautions can be used to control infection is essential. The 16 slides in a presentation outline of how people need to change their daily habits to...
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Cengage Learning

COVID-19 and Coronaviruses

For Teachers 6th - 12th
COVID-19 = CO (corona) + VI (virus) + D (disease) =19 (the year the disease first appeared) NOVEL (unknown to scientists and never before infected human patients). A colorful nine-slide presentation details what is currently known about...
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Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Understanding How Diseases Spread

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
To boost disease prevention, high schoolers arm themselves with information about infectious diseases and how they spread. Scholars research the causes, prevention techniques, and identify high-risk groups especially vulnerable to a...
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Nemours KidsHealth

Food Safety: Grades 9-12

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Food poisoning, salmonellosis, E. Coli, shigellosis, tapeworms—all these words can strike fear into eaters. Alas, the five-second rule is not necessarily true! Two activities teach teens safety rules for food purchasing, preparation,...
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Nemours KidsHealth

Germs: Grades 9-12

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Beware the bugs! Two activities engage high schoolers in the study of germs, what they are, what they do to the body, and what can be done to prevent them from spreading. After reading a series of related articles, groups create a...
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National Academy of Sciences

Infectious Diseases: Bird Flu Today

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Understanding how viruses spread has never been more important. A well-designed WebQuest lesson has young scientists research viruses, how they spread, and how they are treated. They also consider the trends in common viruses in the world.
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Howard Hughes Medical Institute

West Nile Virus: Vectors and Hosts Game

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The spread of an infectious disease can be a complicated process. Using a game approach, learners reenact the spread of the West Nile virus. They learn the need for the vector in transmitting the disease and how different organisms react...
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AP Test Prep
College Board

2005 AP® Environmental Science Free-Response Questions

For Students 10th - 12th
Can the increase in meat production keep pace with the increase in population? Individuals analyze data to determine when human populations will exceed meat production at the current rates of increase. They also consider infectious...
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Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Viral Lysis and Budding

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How do some viruses spread so quickly, and why do they make us feel terrible? Answer these (and many more) questions through a simple yet impactful lessons. Pupils observe demonstrations that show the two methods viruses use to escape...
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Howard Hughes Medical Institute

HIV Protease Inhibitors

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How do doctors fight a virus that's constantly mutating? Show science scholars how we fight HIV using one of its own most fundamental processes through a thoughtful demonstration. The lesson focuses on how protease inhibitors prevent HIV...
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Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Viral DNA Integration

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How do viruses hijack our cells to produce more viral particles? Junior immunologists model how viral RNA integrates into a host cell's DNA using pop beads and use interactive tools to explore a virus' genome. The teacher's guide...
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Cornell University

Who’s Got The Flu?

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
Become an immunologist for the day. Scholars elicit the use of the enzyme-linked immunoabsorbent assay (ELISA) to diagnose an infectious disease. Through the process, they learn about the immune system response to infectious diseases.
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Give and Let Live

Blood and Transplant: Organs

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Who donates organs, and how do organ donations work? The third lesson in a four-part series discusses the tremendous need for donor organs of all ages and backgrounds. A variety of materials, included with the teacher's guide, walk...
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US National Library of Medicine

Science and Society: Preventing the Spread of Disease

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Looking for a valuable resource on the spread of infectious diseases? Here is a lesson in which pupils simulate the spread of diseases and learn about how to prevent them from spreading. Class members read case studies about diseases,...
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hand Washing Experiment

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
An engaging experiment allows scholars to understand why the recommendation is to wash for 20 seconds with soap and water — while making them aware of their own habits! 
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Being the “Host” at This Party is No Fun

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Discuss the symptoms and variations from infectious diseases from one person to the next. After a class discussion, small groups complete research on the topic. 
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Scientific Poster Session

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
An informative lesson plan offers young scientists the chance to research a microbe and create an epidemiologic triangle for a poster session and presentation. 
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Lesson Plan
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Microbe Multiplication Magic

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
A instructional activity introduces the reproduction rate of E. coli though a video. Then scholars complete a data table and graph of reproduction rates in ideal conditions as well as less than ideal conditions.