The Infection Game: The Shape of Change

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Encourage the spread of knowledge in your class with this cross-curricular epidemic simulation. Pulling together science, social studies, and math, this lesson engages learners in modeling the spread of infectious diseases, collecting data, and analyzing the results to better understand these threats to public health.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Include this activity during a study of the Black Death or other historical epidemics
  • Perform this simulation while teaching your biology class about bacteria and viruses
  • Adapt this activity to teach about the spread of ideas and popular trends through communities
Classroom Considerations

  • If possible, perform this activity with other classes to increase the sample population and produce better results
Pros

  • Offers numerous questions for guiding a discussion about the results of the activity
  • Includes all necessary materials for completing the simulation activity
  • Offers links to a TedEd video and an article relating to the spread of disease
Cons

  • None