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Don’t Drink the Water: Investigating a Cholera Epidemic

A stellar microbiology instructional activity in which high schoolers become epidemiologists and test simulated stool samples (molasses and water) for a disease-causing pathogen. They use findings to determine if an epidemic was caused by drinking affected water. There is much more to this biology instructional activity than can be described here, including plenty of teacher support.  Most of the links are no longer active, but similar websites could be easily located.

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Resource Details

Grade
9th - 12th
Subjects
Science
2 more...
Resource Types
Lesson Plans
2 more...
Language
English
Duration
3 hrs
Instructional Strategies
Discussion
3 more...
Technology
Scientific Equipment
WebQuest
Year
2005
Included Materials
  • Answer Key
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