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118 resources with the concept communicable disease

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MedMyst Mission 1: Orientation at O.R.B.

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
A dozen years after a great plague wipes out the majority of Earth's civilization, a group of scientists joins together to fight infectious diseases. Scholars join the training mission and learn about viruses, bacteria, pathogens and...
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Mapping the Spread of HIV/AIDS

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Where is HIV/AIDS most prevalent and what are the current trends regarding HIV? Have groups work together to map the world's HIV/AIDS rates, then create a class map with all the data. Lesson includes cross-disciplinary concepts including...
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How We Conquered the Deadly Smallpox Virus

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
The deadly smallpox virus, which killed between 300-500 million people in the twentieth century alone, is a feature player in modern world history. Discover how this disease spread across the globe by and through various nations...
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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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The Mosquito Life Cycle Activity

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Understanding the life cycle of a mosquito helps us understand how to prevent the spread of diseases they carry. A lab investigation provides learners with the opportunity to track the two-week life cycle of the mosquito. Scholars make...
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Battling Vector-Borne Diseases: Factors That Affect the Mosquito Life Cycle

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
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...
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The Columbian Exchange: Crash Course History of Science #16

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Back in 1492, when Columbus sailed the ocean blue, he discovered more than a new world! Part 16 in an ongoing History of Science series explores the Columbian Exchange and other major events in the Spanish colonial period. Viewers learn...
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Spread of Disease

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Control the spread of a contagious disease. An applet allows pupils to run a simulation on the spread of a disease. Rules govern how the disease is spread and the length of time it takes to recover. Learners view the spread visually and...
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6 Sleeper-Agent Pathogens That Can Make You Sick

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
You may have heard that, if you've had chicken pox, the shingles virus is already inside you. The bad news? It may not be alone! Introduce your microbiology class to some of the trickiest pathogens we know of in the 151st video in an...
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Looking for the History in Historical Fiction: An Epidemic for Reading

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Combine informational reading skills with fictional text in an innovative historical fiction lessons. After reading a fictional text related to diseases, class members read non-fictional text to gain knowledge about specific infectious...
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Disease Prevention Debate

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
As part of their study of disease prevention tips, class members engage in a debate about who should be the classroom's Stop Germs Mascot—Professor Grime or Ace Clean.
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Why it's so Hard to Cure HIV/AIDS

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Believe it or not, a man was cured of HIV in 2008; unfortunately doctors are still scratching their heads trying to figure out how it happened. Follow along with this short video to learn about this deadly virus and the unique...
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How Do Germs Spread (and Why Do They Make Us Sick)?

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Much the chagrin of mothers around the world, germs are everywhere; it's unavoidable. Learn how these microscopic invaders have evolved different ways of spreading from one host to another with this short instructional video.
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What We Know (and Don't Know) about Ebola

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Most people know that Ebola is a deadly virus that they want to avoid, but understand very little about the disease itself. This short video hopes to change that by explaining how the virus affects the body, the symptoms it causes, and...
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“Health Promotion and Disease Prevention: HIV/AIDS”

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
These activities and instructional handouts will help your learners to understand not only the causes, transmission, and prevention of HIV/AIDS, but also gain a deeper understanding of the chain of infection when diseases are spread.
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Microbes and Disease

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Discuss how diseases have impacted human history. Divide your class into groups and assign each group one of the following: tuberculosis, malaria, plague, cholera, smallpox, and AIDS. They read up on, complete a concept map, and present...
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Regents High School Examination: Living Environment 2010

For Teachers 9th - 12th
This exam touches upon every topic within the typical first year biology course.. A broad variety of question styles give high schoolers every opportunity to show what they know. Why start from scratch when a comprehensive final exam is...
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MedMyst: Animal Alert!

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
An outbreak of disease is affecting people in a distant region—it's time to get to work! Scholars take the role of scientists as they learn more about the illness, discover the possible causes, and find a way to prevent the further...
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Hygiene for Horror

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
Over the course of only three years, the plague killed between 75-200 million people in Europe. To begin the activity, the class reads about and discusses life during the Middle Ages and the plague. Based on discussions, teams develop a...
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Vaccines

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers 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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Regents High School Examination: Living Environment 2003

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The living environment, from the interior of a cell to the complex relationships among populations, are queried in this final examination. Learners look at air pollution maps, diagrams of cells, population graphs, and drawing of cells....
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Regents High School Examination: Living Environment 2005

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The 2005 version of the Regents High School Examination in the area of ecology is as comprehensive as previous years' exams. It consists of 40 multiple choice questions on everything from the structure of DNA to the interactions within...
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Regents High School Exam: Living Environment 2008

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Tne New York Regents High School Examinations are comprehensive and include various styles of questions, includingmultiple choice and the analysis of graphs. This particular version, the 2008 Living Environment exam surveys a variety of...
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Overview of Infectious Diseases

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
In this biology worksheet, students work through stations on Microbial Evolution, Where Are They?, Global Burden of Disease, and Public Health. They respond to twelve questions related to the four stations.