How Do Germs Spread (and Why Do They Make Us Sick)?

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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.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Share this video with your health class during a lesson series on communicable diseases, or a life science unit on microorganisms
  • Follow a viewing of this video with a short research project into different infectious diseases, their symptoms, and their modes of transmission
  • Assign this video and assessment as homework in your flipped classroom
Classroom Considerations
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
  • Engaging animations help to capture the attention of viewers and support the needs of visual learners
  • Included with the video is a short assessment with four multiple choice and three free-response questions
  • Teachers are able to design their own lessons based on the content of this video
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