Foodborne Illness Outbreak Investigation
Students demonstrate how epidemiological investigations of outbreaks are performed. They illustrate the principles of hypothesis formation and testing by epidemiologic study in the setting of an acute foodborne disease outbreak.
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Don’t Drink the Water: Investigating a Cholera Epidemic
A stellar microbiology lesson 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...
9th - 12th Science
Field Epidemiology: Investigation of an Unknown Disease
More than 90 percent of the people in a building have come down with an illness, and it is your job to investigate. Teachers give scientists the data needed to decide what is important and how they can solve the mystery. The exercise is...
7th - 12th Science
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