Exponential Growth - Contagious
Students participate in simulating a flu epidemic. They debrief with a lecture about the ease with which diseases are spread.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
The Infection Game: The Shape of Change
Encourage the spread of knowledge in your class with this cross-curricular epidemic simulation. Pulling together science, social studies, and math, this instructional activity engages students in modeling the spread of infectious...
6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Calculating Exponential Growth
There can be a steep learning curve when teaching about exponential growth, but the lesson plan helps kids make sense out of the concept. When talking about exponential growth of viruses, learners may not be very interested, but when you...
5th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
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
Lesson 1: Fight the Flu: Seeing
The flu has been a deadly epidemic many times in the past. By examining technological innovations throughout history, then simulating the spread of disease from person to person through a classroom investigation, and finishing up with...
8th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Evolution in a Big City
Intriguing! With color-coded maps and eye-catching animation, Professor Jason Munshi-South expounds on how, by taking a DNA sample from a New York City mouse, biologists can determine which park it lives in. This is because urban...
5 mins 9th - Higher Ed Science CCSS: Adaptable
HIV and Flu -- The Vaccine Strategy
What is the biggest threat to a mass number of humans? Not natural disasters, but rather, pandemics! With a lecture and slide show, the speaker discusses how medical technology in the form of vaccines is bringing an end to suffering and...
21 mins 9th - Higher Ed Science CCSS: Adaptable
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