Protecting Against the West Nile Virus
Students anaylyze how the west nile virus is passed from mosquitoes to humans. They answer questions based on an article from the CDC. They finally examine their state map and track where cases have been reported.
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Entomologists on Safari: On the Hunt for Mosquitoes
Students research about the symptoms of West Nile Virus. In this health instructional activity, students play the role of scientists investigating mosquito activity in a fictional community. They suggest ways to prevent West Nile virus...
6th - 8th Science
Lesson 26: HIV/AIDS & Other STDs - Day 3: HIV/AIDS
The third lesson in the three-part series on HIV/AIDS and other STDs considers how these diseases are passed, how to protect against them, and risky and safe behaviors. The discussion of condom use and sexual behaviors are explicit.
9th - 12th Health
New Review Human Defense Systems Against Pathogens
With so many harmful agents around us, how do humans stay healthy? Find out by watching an informative video from a larger biology playlist that details our defenses against a variety of pathogens. The narrator describes the body...
3 mins 9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Measles Explained—Vaccinate or Not?
The measles virus travels through air and lives for two hours, making it more contagious than the flu. The video explains what measles does once it enters a body. It covers the spread of the virus and the body's immune system response.
6 mins 9th - Higher Ed Science CCSS: Adaptable
How Your Dog Can Protect You Before You're Born
Want to have a healthier baby? Get a puppy! Not to replace a human child, but to give that child an immunity boost before they are born. Pupils learn the link between dog slobber and a reduction in the likelihood of allergies and asthma...
3 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable