Defense Against Infectious Diseases
For this infectious diseases worksheet, students read about the two types of defenses the body has against pathogens: innate (nonspecific) and adaptive (specific). Students then complete a graphic organizer by filling in 11 blanks.
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Science and Society: Preventing the Spread of Disease
Looking for a valuable resource on the spread of infectious diseases? Here is a instructional activity in which pupils simulate the spread of diseases and learn about how to prevent them from spreading. Class members read case studies...
6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
HIV/AIDS in the United States
In the final of five lessons about HIV/AIDS, groups create presentations to share data about the infection rates in the United States, examining demographic and geographic trends over the past ten years. Depending on how much time you...
3rd - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Specific Defenses – Your Body’s Third Line of Defense Against Disease
The team of cells making up the third line of defense in the human immune system are introduced to biology pupils in this PowerPoint. Viewers explore the two phases of adaptive immunity and see both in the form of colorful drawings. They...
9th - Higher Ed Science
Human Population's Response to Re-emerging and Emerging Infectious Diseases
Students examine the human population response to microbial diseases. For this disease lesson students observe population trends, write about a scientist and evaluate and defend current treatments for infectious diseases.
6th - 12th Science
How Do Germs Spread (and Why Do They Make Us Sick)?
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.
5 mins 7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
A Miniscule Adversary: Combating Epidemics and Infectious Diseases in America
Tenth graders discover the spread of different diseases in US. In this health science lesson, 10th graders research the role of CDC and PHS in protecting the citizens. They explore documented cases of pandemics and their impact on...