Students use Palms, or handheld computers, and the Cooties software to enact the transmission of communicable diseases. They discuss incubation and immunity and collect and interpret data and figure out who was the "carrier "of a "disease."
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Understanding the Epidemiologic Triangle through Infectious Disease
Introduce infectious diseases and the epidemiologic triangle. A helpful resource describes the agent, host, and environment from the three vertices as well as the time factor, which is in the middle. Scholars complete a simple...
6th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
“Health Promotion and Disease Prevention: HIV/AIDS”
These activities and instructional handouts will help your learners to understand not only the causes, transmission, and prevention of HIV/AIDS, but also gain a deeper understanding of the chain of infection when diseases are spread.
9th - 12th Health CCSS: Adaptable
Changing Planet: Infectious Diseases Classroom Activity
Here is a different approach: emerging epidemiologists first go home to interview family on the topic of infectious disease. Then they come to class and view a video and PowerPoint that explore how climate change may increase the...
8th - 12th Health
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 instructional activity doesn't get into the mechanics...
5th - 8th Health