Those Pesky Mosquitoes: Carriers of West Nile Virus
Students study the insect classification of mosquitoes and how the spread diseases. They research breeding area and elimination techniques. They create a brochure with the information.
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Entomologists on Safari: On the Hunt for Mosquitoes
Students research about the symptoms of West Nile Virus. In this health lesson, students play the role of scientists investigating mosquito activity in a fictional community. They suggest ways to prevent West Nile virus infection by...
6th - 8th Science
New Review Vultures: India's Clean-Up Crew
Find your niche in the science classroom. Learners study the role of niche populations within an ecosystem and consider the impact of the loss of these organisms. Their investigation includes vultures, honey bees, and mosquitoes.
6th - 8th Science CCSS: Designed
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
Population Ecology: The Texas Mosquito Mystery
While 80 percent of people with West Nile Virus show no symptoms, in severe cases, it causes death by infecting the membranes around the spinal cord and brain. The video starts by making population ecology relevant. It includes density...
12 mins 7th - 12th Science
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 plan doesn't get into the mechanics of how...
5th - 8th Health
The Loathsome, Lethal Mosquito
Mosquitos: they are annoying, cause pain and discomfort, and are some of the most prolific disease carriers in the animal kingdom, so why don't we simply eradicate them? In a short video, explore some of the different ways mosquitos can...
3 mins 7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable