Health: Bacteria and Viruses
Eighth graders conduct Internet research on viruses and bacteria, including a Website explaining "How Lou Got the Flu." They label and draw microbes and graph the growth of cancer cells.
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What Is Respiratory Infection?
Empower your pupils to be germ stoppers! The heart of these lessons lies in stopping the spread of germs and keeping clean hands in order to prevent cases like a respiratory infection. It includes a game to simulate how germs can spread...
4th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
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
Viruses/Infectious Diseases: What's Really Bugging You?
Middle school life science or health classes listen to an audio, visit websites, read different articles, and participate in a class-wide simulation about the spread of viruses. The lesson doesn't get into the mechanics of how viruses...
5th - 8th Health
The Past, Present and Future of the Bubonic Plague
It may be startling to know that the same bacteria responsible for the Bubonic Plague in the mid-fourteenth century still exists today. But don't worry, this video examines the causes and effects of the Black Death, and why the disease...
4 mins 7th - 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